Verse of the Day ~ Zephaniah 3:17

Verse of the Day

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

When I read my Bible as part of my devotional time, I get different things out of it than when I’m studying the context, which I often do for my classes in Christian Ministry.  Our verse of the day popped up one afternoon, and it really spoke to my heart as I preparedd for graduation. On Friday, I was asked to give the invocation, the prayer at the beginning of the ceremony, and I’ve been experiencing such happiness all weekend over this honor.

It’s uncommon for me to think of God rejoicing over me since I am the one who does the rejoicing over His amazing gift of grace. To think of God delighting in me is beyond humbling. I truly know I deserve nothing at all.  And yet it is true. Our Lord is thrilled over our love and dedication to Him. When times are tough, He’s taught me to stand firm anyway,  to keep trusting Him, and leaning on His wisdom. And He will rejoice over me – and you -with gladness!

Verse of the Day


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