“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you, in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with a song.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)
I really needed to read this verse. I should already know that my Father in Heaven will, “Never leave me nor forsake me!” But sometimes we all need that slap-in-the-face-gust-of-wind-fall-on-our-bottom reminder that God has us in the palms of His hands. Literally!! He is our knight in shining armor, always armed with His grace to forgive us and His mercy to shield us from the constant accusations of the enemy.
My Father in heaven delights in mending us and bringing us restored in His resplendent image. When the cruelty of life tears us apart into crumbly pieces, He comes swiftly in a frenzied haze to mend the soul suffocating and heart-wrenching pain that is too difficult for us to endure.
The joy of the Lord really, truly does give us strength. I can’t even fathom anyone in our lives that can love us so deeply as our Father in Heaven. He is a forgiving God, a God whose heart is for us and relentlessly pursues us when we fall on the wayside. Even in anger, he loves us, because “his anger is only for a moment, but his love for us is FOREVER!” I am so thankful and comforted at the thought of a God who searches me and wants to mold me in his very own image.
Thank you God for caring so much for a broken sinner like me! Truly, you are “A GOOD, GOOD FATHER!