Have you ever thought about just how much the Lord loves and delights in you? It’s true!
Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) says, “The Lord your God …will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Psalm 37:23 (NLT) states that God “delights in every detail of [your] life.”
And 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) declares that God “cares for you affectionately and He cares about you watchfully.”
These verses not only show us that He delights in us, but that He also has a tender, caring, and affectionate love for each of us.
One of my favorite scriptures, Ephesians 2:4 (AMP) says, “But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us.”
This scripture reveals three facets of God’s love for us. His love for you is great and wonderful and intense!
He loves you so much that He wants you to be His and His alone. In fact, He is jealous for you:
James 4:5 (MSG) says, “…He’s a fiercely jealous lover.” Another version of this verse puts it this way: “He wants you for Himself alone,” (NCV).
And Deuteronomy 4:24 (CEB, GNT) says, “The LORD your God is an all-consuming fire. He is a passionate God. He tolerates no rivals.” From these verses we can see that God loves you passionately, fiercely, and jealously.
Psalm 36:5,7 (NLT) states, “Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds…How precious is your unfailing love, O God!”
And Micah 7:18(NLT) states, “He delights in mercy and in showing unfailing love.”
God’s love for us is precious, merciful and unfailing. His love for us is vast and limitless!
Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV) says, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Other translations of the latter part of this verse read: “therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you,” (ESV); “…that’s why I’ve been so patient and kind,” (CEV); and “…so I have continued to show you My constant love,” (GNT).
So from this one verse, we learn that God’s love for us is faithful, patient, kind, constant, and most importantly, everlasting!
These scriptures are only the “tip of the iceberg” concerning the delight and love the Father has for you. There are many, many more scriptures that speak of His great love.
No matter what you have done — whether you feel you deserve the Lord’s love or not — He delights in you! His love for you will never end. He will never fail you, never forsake you, never give up on you, and never let you down! (Hebrews 13:5, AMP)
And remember what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 8:38-39, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Take comfort in the fact that the Almighty God delights in you! He loves you more than you could ever fathom. Receive His love today. Nothing can ever separate you from it!
Father, thank You for delighting in me and in every detail of my life!
You are an amazing God! Your love towards me is great, wonderful and intense.
It is tender, caring and affectionate, yet it is also passionate, fierce and jealous.
I receive Your unfailing, everlasting love today. Nothing can separate me from it!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.