When reading Scripture I often come across a verse with which The Holy Spirit really speaks to me. Sometimes I will ponder over it for a few days. It’s great when this happens. It’s The Lord speaking directly to our hearts. I ran across one of these versus yesterday. It is 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”.
This verse is profound on every level. God is with us and is mighty to save. These are great words, but these words are found often in Scripture. What is remarkable to me here is that this great God who created the universe “will take great delight in you”. God takes delight in Me? You mean God takes great delight in Me? You have got to be kidding me. But this is no joke. It is God’s Word. You can bank on it.
But the verse says more. “He will quiet you with His love”. When all of the world seems to be crashing in all around us, and it seems like the ship is going to sink, or we are just paddling in the water waiting to drown, God will rescue us. WOW! I think of Revelation 21:4 that a day is coming when there will be no more pain and death, and that He will personally wipe away every tear from every eye. This is tremendous! There wont just be no more tears, but He will actually wipe away our tears.
There is much that’s wrong with our world. And there is much that is wrong with each one of us. But He is the Carpenter from Nazareth. Carpenters not only create things, but they also repair things. He is going to fix us. What a verse to ponder. What a Savior that we have in Jesus Christ. May this verse sink into your soul as it has mine.