Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When the Lord rejoices over us...

In Zephaniah 3:17, we read,  

     " 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."

We have all experienced times in our lives when our hearts are broken, hurting, fearful or lonely.  It seems that all have forsaken us and there is no hope for tomorrow.  It seems that everyone is arrayed against us, and life is not worth living.  It is in that moment when we MUST run to our Father in heaven, Jesus Christ.  For these difficult times, He shed His precious blood on Calvary.  In Isaiah we read, "He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed."   
If we come to Him, we can leave all of our sorrows, burdens, cares and sins at the foot of the cross.  There, Christ bore all of this for us.  We can be assured that as we empty ourselves, His love, His joy and peace will flow over and through us.  His presence will quiet us with His love, and He will rejoice over another human being who brings everything to Him!  How foolish we are when we try and bear all of our burdens ourselves!  We were never meant to bear them; we physically cannot.  HE, alone, can bear our trials and tribulations.  Then, and only then, can we experience His loving presence which results in security, stability and sanity.  
Rest in Him!  Enjoy His rejoicing, His love and His singing...

1 comment:

Stephanie Lynn Burley said...

I love this verse. Found beautiful portrait of it on Pinterest awhile back.