Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
“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.”

This passage of Zephaniah speaks of a future time when God has ended His judgment upon Israel. All of their enemies have been destroyed, and Israel is entering a time of safety and blessing. As God’s people, born again into God’s family by His design, we too can experience this same love that God expresses over Israel thousands of years ago.

This morning be comforted and know that God will rejoice over us with gladness. So many times we may feel like a disappointment to God, but as children of God He takes pleasure in us especially when we stay in close communication with Him.

Today, if we will be still enough He will quiet us by his love. That means He will make all the outside noise and distractions subside and bring us peace. And for our listening pleasure, He will exalt over you with loud singing. Not the kind of singing that hurts your ears, the kind of singing that gives us goose bumps.

Father, thank you for deliverance, thank you for the smile on Your face. Thank you for Your joyful singing!

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