"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord God is Mighty. He is a powerful Warrior fighting our battles for us. But He is also a gentle, kind and compassionate Savior. He has a heart for you. He loves you. He rejoices over you with singing and dancing. He delights in you. You are the apple of His eye. You are the object of His affection. He loves to hold you close to Himself. He desires to embrace you.
Often we see God as "one-sided". He is "either" "or" but not "both". If that is how you see Him, you need to enlarge your vision of Him. He is the Lion and the Lamb. Do you see Him as One who is hard and cruel always waiting to "get you" if you mess up? Most people have no problem seeing Him in this way. They have a struggle with seeing Him as someone who truly loves and cares about them, and as someone who is for them and on their side. They can't fathom God rejoicing over them with singing.
Perhaps that is you? How do you see God? A hard taskmaster? One who is out to get you? If it is, it is time you start seeing Him as One who loves you dearly and deeply. He rejoices over you. He has joy in you. He takes delight in you. He sings over you.
Have a great day. God loves you so much, He sings and rejoices over you.
For further reading:
Psalm 32:7; 103:13
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