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
any more comfort in life then knowing the
Creator of the galaxies is singing over you and quieting you? Even the fact that He is with us…the Lord your God is with you. The reality of this hit me lately while really thinking about who the Lord is and how small I truly am.We as believers are nothing. Our faith is not even ours. It is a gift. Our provision in everyway comes from the Lord.
I love how the amplified Bible shares this verse: 17The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.
When first reading this the phrase silent satisfaction leapt out at me. I envisioned a proud father watching over his son treat an enemy with love or a in my case a sister who watches her sister grow up to be honourable and in love with the Lord. It is not something we holler about and throw parties for. But we rest and are comforted and are internally jumping around as we are filled with contentment.
This verses shows us a few of the many sides of our God. He is with us always, omnipresent, never leaving our midst. That alone fills my spirit with gratitude. Also we see our Lord as the true warrior He is. He is mighty to save. It does not mean that He will try His very best to save us from situations, no He is mighty TO save. He will save us and protect us. Finally the Lord is forgiving, a word we humans can hardly grasp. We may forgive, but we cannot forget. The Lord does not recall our sins, He never brings them up by saying…”well Beth, remember that one time you did that and I forgave you, well since I forgave you know you have to do this for me..” No, haha the Lord does not bring them to his mind, He CHOOSES to forget them.
The most key point in this verse that makes my spirit bubble is that the Lord delights in us. Our Father, the King, the Mighty One, delights in us, His children so abundantly that it overflows to singing. As when we are filled with joy and our bellies feel full to the seams with excitement and glee that we have to open our mouth and sing for fear of bursting. That is our Lord and His extreme enchantment with us.
Just a comfort for your day. It always lifts my spirits.