Been feeling really frustrated lately…as I’ve looked at the world around us, a feeling of heartbreak and even disgust has taken hold of me. This morning these feelings were especially heavy on my soul as I went to get my two year old daughter out of bed. As we walked down the stairs my daughter said, “Daddy, God can see!” I said, “Yes Baby, he sure does. Did you know he can see you right now?” She said, “God sees me and he sings!”
Zephaniah 3:17 is one of my favorite and one of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture in my eyes…It says this: “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.”
My daughter has never heard this verse and I’m not sure where she got this statement or why she said it…but what a powerful reminder as she brought this verse to my mind this morning. As God dwells in the midst of his people, those whom he has redeemed…he will rejoice to the point of singing over us. If that doesn’t encourage and lift our spirits I don’t know what will. We have a mighty God who is at work redeeming his people and his creation. It is in him that we hope. It is on him we put our focus…Not the troubles of this present world.