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188. Singing Songs of Praise

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Episode 188

TODAY’S READING:

17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

 

Wednesday already! Yesterday we talked about not needing to move to a new city or rearrange our lives because we want to create an illusion that we have it all put together when in fact, we are dealing with something deeper.

 

Well, today, as I was praying, I came across this verse, and I think it’s the perfect verse to pick up where we kind of left off. The Lord is in our midst. Meaning he is involved in everything, absolutely everything we are going through.

 

Nothing is too far from him; nothing is too hard for him to hear. He wants us to confide in him. But more than that, he will save you from your pain. Heal your scars, walk you through the good and the bad times.

 

But this verse continues to say he will rejoice over us with gladness. It put a smile on my face. The definition of the word rejoices is to feel or show great joy or delight. The word Joy keeps coming up. I want to feel more joy, I want to make it a point to spread more joy, but I never really paused to think that God himself would  be expressing joy over me. I can assume you might feel the same way sometimes.

 

Maybe that’s a good nugget to hold onto for this day; God rejoices ever you. That’s an affirmation you can repeat daily.

 

But you see, this verse continues, and it was fascinating to me as I read it over and over and over again. He will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

 

The words quiet and loud appear within the same line. Almost as if He is saying, my love will leave you speechless, and I have no intention ever to stop singing songs of praise over you.

 

So as you go about your day, remember that He is closer than you can ever imagine, and he is rejoicing over you. He is singing over you. You are so very loved, and it’s such a beautiful thing.

 

PRAYER

Father God, your love & blessings and your strength & goodness leave us in awe every time. God, you always provide for us, and for that, we are eternally grateful. We come to you in prayer today, seeking your face and looking for your fingerprints all over our lives. There are days when we need a reminder, there are days when we are stuck in awe, but no matter what day we are in today,  we can confidently say we are protected by the Lord most high and for that, thank you. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN and AMEN!

 

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