The God Who Stays

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Child loss is not a hammer in the hand of God.

He didn’t “take” my son so He could mold me into the person He wants me to be.

But He will use this pain and sorrow if I run to Him.

Sometimes I resist but His Father heart is steadfast in its love toward me.

God doesn’t give up and decide I’m “too much trouble” or “too far gone”.


He’s the Faithful Father watching and waiting with open arms for the Prodigal to return.

He will weave even the darkest and most tangled threads into a beautiful, redeemed tapestry if I let Him.

He’s the God who stays.




Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

3 thoughts on “The God Who Stays”

  1. The timing of this message could not have been better. I also have felt abandoned by those who said they would be “Here for me”. There was a highly emotional event this week in a public place where my daughter was honored as an organ donor. The section set aside for my family was nearly empty with only my husband and my daughter’s best friend there with many empty chairs around them. I was allowed the privilege of getting up to say a few words about my daughter and it was very hard to see those empty chairs. People who say they are “Here for me” would take days off work for weddings, vacations or other events, but not this. It is so hurtful. I’m in the process now of trying to forgive. If I tell them how much it hurts, they will feel guilty and will that do any good? Thank you for your words, Melanie. I have been reading for a few years now and so many posts have spoken directly to me. Bless you for that!

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