“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing,” – Zephaniah 3:17
My God takes delight in me. Webster Dictionary defines delight as “a high degree of gratification, joy, extreme satisfaction, something that gives great pleasure.” To think that the great God of the universe delights in me—it’s a difficult concept to comprehend.
In order to delight and rejoice over me, God knows me and my strengths and weaknesses. And yet, he still loves me. He knows my reservations and my fears such as beginning a brand-new job. “Don’t be afraid…don’t despair. Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you,” (the Message). As I venture out in new territory with a new job description, he’ll be by my side. God is my advocate in helping me remember people’s names and navigate the new terrain. He’s even willing to fight for me if necessary.
Then what do I have to fear knowing God is on my side? Nothing. Since I know he delights in me with his songs and calms me with his love, I need have no fear of failure. I can learn what I need to learn on the new job. He has my back side!