"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." (Zeph.3:17 NIV)
As Lyn Chaffart says in one of her devotionals, "The point is, we are God’s children, and despite our many faults, He loves us, He is proud of us, and He sings our praises!"
This verse immediately brings to mind a mother who picks up her little one who is hurt and croons as she rocks him, “There, there now, sweetie, it is all right. Everything’s going to be all right.”
She knows that everything is going to be all right in his world because she knows the world he lives in. She knows all the circumstances that can befall him in that world and she is big enough and strong enough to make everything in his little world work for his good. Therefore, she can say, “It is going to be all right”.
That is how God views us. He made the world we live in; he controls the elements of that world. He even made the people in this world and he can control their thoughts and actions; so when He promises to quiet us in His love, and sing praises of us we need fear nothing that comes our way.
Does not just the picture of that give you a feeling of safety and love?
Do you remember Mama? Remember how she used to love to brag on you and your accomplishments and was forever telling others what you said or did? Remember when she used to say, “You should hear my darling sing, or quote scripture or a poem, and she expected you to perform then and there? I think God loves to brag on His children who are quick to obey and do the things He has asked us to do. He knows our frame that we are dust, yet he joys over us with a great joy.
All that Satan can throw against us is met with the power of God and His love. Satan may bother us but he can never defeat us. Praise the Lord! God is good to His children….all the time.