In Your Midst

Devotion Text
 

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

I love this verse! For years it hung in a homemade frame on the wall of our home. Let’s break it down.

The Lord your God is in your midst. The eternal God is always with us. In our great joy or deep sorrow, he is there. He provides comfort, encouragement, instruction, correction, and strength. He never leaves nor forsakes us.

A mighty one who will save. There is nothing in our lives that is too big for God. He will give us all we need to do everything he calls us to do.

He will rejoice over you with gladness. God sent Jesus to die just for you! That’s how much he loves you! You are a child of the living God. He takes great pleasure in you.

He will quiet you by his love. Life has a way of cranking up the anxiety level. Circumstances and situations come into our lives that cause stress and doubt. But that’s when the Holy Spirit takes over. He breathes calmness into our souls. He is on our side.

He will exult over you with loud singing. We know what it’s like to sing songs to God. But do you realize the heavenly Father sings over us! Just as parents sing songs to their children, so God sings songs of joy over us. That amazes me!

Talking to God

Heavenly Father, thank you for never leaving me alone. Thank you for your power to save me from my sins and myself. Thank you for taking pleasure in me. Thank you for calming my anxious heart. Thank you for rejoicing over me. Thank you for being my heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 


 

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One comment on “In Your Midst

David Davies

Amazed by today’s lesson. Having not had a good relationship with my father the verse – he rejoices over you – has always meant so much to me. It was something I always wanted.

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