Mighty to Save! | Zephaniah 3:17
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 singing.
Whatever you are going through today, God is on your side. We are always held by the embrace of his presence, strength and love. Today’s verse, tucked away in the Old Testament, is a great reminder of who God is and how he works in our lives. Let’s consider the truths of this passage one at a time.
The LORD your God is with you. The eternal God is always with us. In our great joy or deep sorrow, he is there. He provides comfort, encouragement, instruction, correction and strength. He never leaves nor forsakes us.
The Mighty Warrior who saves. There is nothing in our lives that is too big for God. He will give us all we need to do everything he calls us to do.
He will take great delight in you. God sent Jesus to die just for you! That’s how much he loves you! You are a child of the living God. He takes great pleasure in you.
In his love he will no longer rebuke you. Life has a way of cranking up the anxiety level. Things come into our lives that cause stress and doubt, but that’s when the Holy Spirit takes over. He breathes calmness into our souls. He reminds us that he is on our side.
He will rejoice over you with singing. We know what it’s like to sing songs to God, but do you realize the heavenly Father sings over us? Like a father and mother sing to their children, God sings songs of joy over us. That amazes me!
Heavenly Father, thank you for never leaving me alone. Thank you for your power to save me from my sins and myself. Thank you for taking pleasure in me. Thank you for calming my anxious heart. Thank you for rejoicing over me. Thank you for being my heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.