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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The Delight of His Heart


He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.

—Psalm 18:19



         It is incredible that God delights in us! Not because of anything we have done or do but because of who He is. It is the love of God that takes joy in us. Jesus Christ was His Father’s greatest delight. He died to deliver us from sin, sickness, and death because His Father delighted in us. And now His Father has become our Father. Jesus has delivered us to the Father forgiven, healed, and without blemish. He is our greatest delight!


         Don’t despair in your situation. Don’t despair in your illness. Don’t allow the enemy to keep you in bondage. Jesus has set you free from the lies of the enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy your faith (John 10:10). The enemy comes against the Word of God in your heart (Matthew 13:19). God’s Word in your heart is true, and it is life (John 6:63). Greater is His Word in you than the enemy’s deceit (1 John 4:4). God sent His Word to you. It will not return to Him without accomplishing His truth in your life (Isaiah 55:11).


         Jesus has delivered you from the enemy’s lies into a “broad place.” A place that is “broad” represents a place that is safe as opposed to a narrow place that is dangerous. Jesus has delivered you from your sin—your struggle—your sickness—your need. He has set you solidly upon a wide place of safety (Psalm 31:8). He has rescued you from the horrible pit—pulled you out of the miry clay, and set your feet upon the truth of His Word. He has established your steps (Psalm 40:2).


            Jesus is your truth and your life. His truth has been accomplished. Do you want it accomplished in your life? Choose to believe His truth. Choose to believe His life is yours. Choose to believe His finished and complete payment for your sin and sickness and need has delivered you from the power of darkness into the kingdom of His love (Colossians 1:13). 


            You want to rest in Jesus—your “broad place?” Don’t give up. Fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). Your Father rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). 


            Jesus delivered you because you are the delight of His heart.



© 2023 Lynn Lacher





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