Recently, a young family member received a large promotion and relocation to a different state surprising many of us. This lovely young woman didn’t even finish junior college and had numerous boyfriends over the years which led the family to think she would marry very young and begin having children early on. There is certainly nothing wrong with that but that seemed to be the general consensus. Never did I think or know that she was diligently working at her job as evidenced by this recent promotion.
What I have been thinking about are my mistaken views of this woman as we all lovingly joked about her following a family get-together. Now, I am questioning myself; could I be wrong about other things as well? Zephaniah 3:17 states “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.” My heart fills with humility and gratitude as I realize He does not give up on me.
This morning as I study and pray at my desk, I think about how I awakened for many years. The minute my eyes popped open, I would take an inventory mentally of all the problems that were going on in my life at that time. The same thing would happen as I closed my eyes at night. The difference now is as I retire for the night, I think of the many blessings God has bestowed upon me and I wake doing the same thing. As I glance back, I cannot remember the exact time and date that change occurred nor does it matter.
Zephaniah 3:17 reads “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.” This, I now know to be true and with this Truth, my heart sings.
As I sit at my desk this morning and look out over the back, there is such a fog that one can barely see the outline of the trees in the distance, much less the hills beyond them. Now this certainly isn’t the first fog I have seen here but it is always arresting since I never, ever have doubts on what is out there. It brings to mind that I should never doubt God just because my human view may be limited. Zephaniah 3:17 states, “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.” That verse may not tell me how He will do that, but I will trust it to be so just as I know the hills and the trees are right outside my view for the moment, but soon will be revealed.
My heart is filled with gratitude to learn of His grace for me, which is certainly not earned but freely given.