God is Delighted with Me

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord, your God 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.

 

I love this verse. In spite of the storms surrounding me, it calms me and brings me joy to know that God is with me, loves me, and delights in me. So many of us, me included, have a picture of God as a stern father glaring at us for the last thing we did wrong. 

But the Bible paints a different word picture. This verse is just one example of that. Jesus said that if you’ve seen him then you’ve seen the Father. Example after example shows Jesus being kind and loving. Yes, God is our judge but he also loves us and is delighted with us.

How wonderful is that! 

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