On Sunday evenings we have no idea what the next week holds. Tonight is no different. I don’t know what next week holds but my God knows. I’ve been listening to various songs on Spotify this afternoon. I’m just getting ready for the week. I’m listening to His voice for the wisdom and strength I’ll need. In the stillness I was reminded of a song I haven’t heard in years. It’s a Dennis Jernigan song called When the Night is Falling.
For as long as I can remember, one of my (many) favorite scriptures is Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. I love thinking about the Creator of the universe singing over me. What could be more precious and soothing. Have you ever spent time thinking about God singing over you? Seriously, what is that like? Tonight I find myself in awe and wonder thinking of it. We sing to Him all the time but have you ever listened for His song over you?
The truth is that people will fail you. They’ll abandon you and betray you but Zephaniah 3:17 says that the Lord your God is in the midst of you. He’s right there in the middle of the best and worst parts of you. The Hebrew word for midst means; inner part, middle, center, as a seat of thought and emotion. He’s in the midst of you and knows why you do the things you do. Have you ever felt completely alone? The Lord your God is in the midst of you. You’re never alone. He’s right there in your midst. The New Living Translation says “For the Lord your God is living among you. You’re never, never, never alone. Hebrews 13:5b for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [d][I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor [e]let [you] down ([f]relax My hold on you)! [[g]Assuredly not!]
He’s a Mighty One! He’s Mighty in His unyielding love for you. He’s not looking at your imperfections but He’s rejoicing over you with JOY. In His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; We should be so gracious with each other. That’s not to say there isn’t a time and place for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. There’s also a time and place for pure love that makes no mention of past sins. Regardless of what you’re going through; He will exult over you with singing. What an amazing truth. God, Who named all the stars and put them all in place rejoices over you and me with singing. This week I challenge you to listen for His song. He’s signing over you.