Rejoice in Song

Hands raised in worship

“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.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

What I love about scripture is the fact that I can read a verse over and over and think I understand everything it says, when suddenly something new pops out at me. I’ve read this verse more than once. I have always focused over the first part of the verse, particularly that God is “mighty to save.”

Yet this verse has so much more. First it says He will delight in us. God? The God of the universe? Delighting in us? Hard to comprehend isn’t it?

He will quiet us with His love. Have you ever been in a situation where you are so upset, perhaps crying or sobbing and feeling so alone, when someone you love calls you on the phone or comforts you? What relief there is at that moment, knowing someone cares. I know there are times I cry alone and wish for that someone, yet this verse tells me I am not alone. God is there, comforting me with His love.

And now, for the part of the verse that astounded me today when I read it. “He will rejoice over you with singing.” You’d have to know me to know how much I love to sing. I love music. I love songs. I so enjoy listening to CD’s that praise God – it is so uplifting for me. Yet this verse says that God rejoices over us with singing. God. Singing. Over me.

No wonder the Christian church has such a vast background in hymns and singing! It reminds me of the verse that says we love because He first loved us. For today, I sing, because He first sang over me – rejoicing.

I may not be able to do much in the way of music anymore. But that’s okay. For today, I’ll be still and listen for His song.

So beloved readers, no matter what your circumstances, He is rejoicing in song over you today.


About the Author:
Deni believes that the only true way to deal with chronic challenges is to bring them to the feet of her Lord and Savior. Her challenges have taught her many things about herself and her Christian walk. It is her fondest desire that her lessons may be helpful to others as they walk the path of chronic illness.
deni can be reached at encouragingwords@me.com. Her website is http://www.pathwaysforchange.com/Encouragement

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