God delights in you.

The Old Testament prophet Zephaniah proclaimed “The Lord is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)

Zephaniah says 1) God is with you – that’s presence, 2) God is mighty to save you – that’s power, 3) God takes delight in you – that’s pleasure 4) God quiets you with his love – that’s peace, and 5) God rejoices over you with singing – that’s proof!

If God’s speaking voice created universes, imagine what his singing voice can do!  And he sings over his children.

But you say, “I’m too guilty”.  Verse 15 says God has taken away your punishment.

But you say, “I am surrounded by my enemies”.  Verses 15, 17, & 19 say God has cast out your enemies.

But you say, “God feels far away”.  Verse 15 & 17 say God is in your midst.

But you say, “I am enslaved to shame”. Verses 11 & 19 say you are no longer put to shame.

But you say, “I feel disconnected and homeless”.  Verses 20 says that God will bring you home.

You just need to face it and accept the fact that God not only loves you – he delights in you.  You’ve not gone too far, stayed too long, or sinned too much to exceed his love, mercy, and grace.

Think about that.

~ by jackpickel on November 7, 2016.

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