Love is a promise.
Tucked away in a small Old Testament book is one of the most powerful promises God gives to his children. In this one scripture He promises His presence, protection, praise and peace.
“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17
God is present. He’s in our everyday and is saving us from the enemy’s attempts to derail our faith. The impenetrable shield of His love surrounds us and protects us from the cruelty that life can sometimes bring.
He rejoices over us with gladness, straightening our crowns when we stumble and cheering us on not because we are perfect but simply because we are His.
He quiets us with His love. His soothing voice calms and reassures us that we’re safe and all will be okay. He turns our panic into peace.
He delights in us singing His song of restoration and redemption, waiving His banner of love over us.
One verse, four powerful promises in His hand waiting for us to receive.
Today we acknowledge His presence, are grateful for His protection, graciously accept His joyous praise and delight in us and walk in the peace only He can provide.
He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love. Sol 2:4
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. Ps 18:19
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Ps 103:8
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Ps 46:1
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7
. . . those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.Ps 34:10
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27