‘The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing’

Zephaniah 3:17 is a verse a dear friend shared with me some years ago. She is now with her maker and has left an irreplaceable gap in many of our lives. I miss her all the time, I miss her wisdom, her questions, her passion for God, her gentleness, her love and her incredible loyalty and ability to reach out.

Do you ever fall into the trap of thinking that people don’t need you or wouldn’t miss you if you didn’t call or meet up? Do you ever think that your presence won’t be needed at church or that your family don’t really need your words or affection? ……Don’t! You are absolutely unique…….you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Lord of heaven and earth and he rejoices over you with singing, he takes great delight in you; yes YOU.

Life can make us feel weary and burdened at times but we have all been created with unique and wonderful gifts and no other person can fill that gap.  When God puts you in a family or gives you a family of your own, when he gives you friendships, employers, a church, he puts you there for a role that no other person can fill. He designed it that you are where you are now with the people you know because of who you are and what you can give to those people through him.

Know that when your role in any situation it tiring or when you are unsure of things remember that HE is mighty to save and that he will take great delight in YOU.

He is Lord of Lords, King of Kings and he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing because he loves you completely and utterly. He has designed you for a purpose and there is nothing you can do to make him love you more. The maker of heaven and earth rejoices over you with singing every single day.

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