For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
—Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
How does He calm your fears? With His love—the same love He revealed when He gave His life for you. His love is powerful—conquering sin and the grave. It is full of mercy—pardoning you from what you deserve. It is also abounding in grace—blessing you with what you don’t deserve. Jesus is bountiful with both mercy and grace.
God is with you. Oh, it is even greater than that! Jesus lives in you—strengthening you for your battle. He is your mighty Savior, who joyfully takes delight in you. The enemy will tell you differently. Hold to what the Lord has shown you. His Word is truth. He has revealed it to you. Keep it safe in your heart, and allow it to transform your mind—allow it to change the way you think, feel, hear, and see. Be continually renewed by the Holy Spirit in the spirit of your mind.
When you step forward into the battle, you are not alone. The thing you now face is nothing in His power. He rejoices over you with singing. He delights in your faith. Your fear is calmed. You walk in His spirit. Nothing that tries to defeat you will succeed. Step forward into the battle. He has already won the war.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher