“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.”
Why is it that we often think of God as some larger than life being, who sits and watches us from afar off?
What a sad, lonely place the world would be if this were true.
I want to start off today with a word of encouragement for you: HE IS HERE!
Does that give you a little more hope today?
I want us to realize that we were not put on this earth to wander around aimlessly, until our life has ended. No, God has placed us here for a reason and He is here!
Do you remember what Jesus told His disciples when He ascended into Heaven? He told them: “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”( John 16:7) Jesus is talking about sending the Holy Spirit to be with the disciples after He has gone back to Heaven.
That very same Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised was coming then, still dwells here with us today. Is that not encouraging?
When life gets hard, when your day takes a turn for the worse, or when you are facing a trial, do not wonder where God is. Trust that He is here. He is working things out.
Life may not always turn out the way we had hoped or planned, but we can rest assured that God is not surprised. He does not mess up, He does not make a mistake, and nothing surprises Him. Now that is encouraging.
The last part of today’s verse says that the Lord rejoices over us with gladness, He comforts us with His love, and He rejoices over us with singing.
The Lord is not going to leave you. No matter how hard life may seem, no matter how bad your day gets, God is right there rejoicing over you, comforting you, and loving you every step of the way.
I pray today that you will allow God to cover you with His love. I pray that you will remember our verse from today and find comfort in knowing that we have not been left on this earth to just wander and wait. No! We have the Holy Spirit here to guide and comfort us. We have our Lord and Savior rejoicing over us.
I pray that these words have been an encouragement to your heart today.
God bless you.