The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One will save…
Zephaniah 3 verse 17 in the New Living Translation says it like this “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a Mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs”
The Lord is a powerful warrior a strong champion and He is living among us.
In John 14 verse 23 Jesus says that ‘all who love Him will do what He says and My Father will love them and We will come and make our home with each of them’
How wonderful that the Lord Who is a powerful warrior has come to make His home in me. Living on the inside of me. This is a friend who is closer than a brother. No matter what I am going through, He will never leave nor forsake me. He is on the inside. Residing in my spirit. Continuously available. He understands my thoughts and emotions and is here to strengthen and enlighten as well as give hope and courage in every situation.
This never ceases to amaze me. He comes to make His home in me. Jesus said I will send another Comforter, a Helper Who will teach you all things. The Mighty Holy Spirit. He will be with you.
He takes delight in me and you with gladness. Joyce Meyer (Well Known Christian Writer/Speaker} says that in Hebrew this verse gives the image that God literally ‘spins around’ with joy over you and me and He sings and shouts over you with joy.
God has not only saved us from His wrath when we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ but He also delights in you and me. How great is His love for us. The New King James version says He will quiet you with His love. He will renew you in His love.
There’s a song I love that says “where there is love the bruised can find a refuge and be held close until their fears are gone” “where there is love the warmth of caring melts away despair it disappears where there is love” ”where there is love faces shine like the richness of gold, I’ve found a truth that my heart is so sure of, life surrenders its best where there is love”
God is love. He wants to saturate every part of our being with His love so we too can delight in Him.