Hello Everyone,
 
In the treasure box of God is a profound statement: I will never leave you or forsake you. We live in a world where abandonment is a defining feature. We suffer loss, particularly in relationships and people are more ready to ‘exit stage right’ than to stay when life gets ugly. Coiled around our innermost being is the need to know we will not be abandoned, bereft or rejected. Jesus says I will never leave you or forsake you. There is an irrevocable promise residing in these words. This promise is not dependent on our ability to earn God’s favour or to work hard to secure His approval, enticing Him to stay. No matter what the circumstances are, Jesus will never leave us. Ultimately we will never find ourselves alone in the ruins or shackled by abandonment, because Jesus simply won’t leave us. He will get down in the ruins with us, offering His hand of friendship and the familiar warmth of His presence and love. By His very nature, Jesus is a stayer.
 
Before we ever face times of difficulty or fear; fear of abandonment, rejection, loss, loneliness or even isolation, Jesus sets His seal upon our hearts, promising to be ever-present, a faithful companion who whispers into our spirits “I am here; I am with you; I am staying; I will never leave you or forsake you”.
 
So, friends, get His presence on today as Matthew West reminds us that God is the God who stays.
 
Best days to come
 
Wen
 

 
‘You’re the God Who Stays’ By Matthew West
If I were You I would’ve given up on me by now
I would’ve labeled me a lost cause
‘Cause I feel just like a lost cause
If I were You I would’ve turned around and walked away
I would’ve labeled me beyond repair
‘Cause I feel like I’m beyond repair
Oh, but somehow You don’t see me like I do
Somehow You’re still here
You’re the God who stays
You’re the God who stays
You’re the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You’re the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart
From the God who stays
I used to hide
Every time I thought I let You down
I always thought I had to earn my way
But I’m learning You don’t work that way, no
‘Cause somehow You don’t see me like I do
Somehow You’re still here
You’re the God who stays
You’re the God who stays
You’re the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You’re the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart
From the God who stays
My shame can’t separate
My guilt can’t separate
My past can’t separate
I’m Yours forever
My sin can’t separate
My scars can’t separate
My failures can’t separate
I’m Yours forever
No enemy can separate
No power of hell can take away
Your love for me will never change
I’m Yours forever
‘Cause you’re the God who stays
You’re the God who stays
You’re the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You’re the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart
From the God who stays
You’re the God who stays
You’re the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You’re the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart
From the God who stays