“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 (NIV)
We mentioned a couple days ago that God used prophets as messengers to communicate his words to the people. The words in this verse came by the prophet Zephaniah many centuries ago. They are still true and they are for us today. We can trust these promises as ours because we are God's children by faith in Jesus Christ. We can be sure that He is with us right where each of us are. He is the Mighty Warrior who has fought for us and saved us. The victory is ours because of what He has done. When we believe and trust God, it gives Him great pleasure and he takes great delight in us. That is what brings peace to our heart. His love quiets our heart and we do not need to be disturbed because God rejoices over us – He greatly delights in us.