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You are Rejoiced Over

Thursday, October 5th, 2017


Did you know that God rejoices over you? Yes, you are rejoiced over by God Himself! Listen to this:

The LORD your God is in your midst,
A mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

Singing represents joy. God expresses joy when people do what is right. God is full of emotion, and He is rooting for us. He is not against us! (Romans 8:31)

We bring God joy!

The sinless angels in heaven are reflecting the joy that God has. What makes God happy makes the angels happy. What makes God sad makes the angels sad. The angels and God are on the same side.

Here is more insight from Scripture to see where the angels in heaven reflect the joy of God:

  • Through creation: “…while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?” Job 38:7 NIV
  • When we repent of sin: “There is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10 ESV
  • When we display our faith in God: We are told after the Hebrews Hall of Faith that “we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1) and that our acts of obedience and faith do not go unnoticed by God!
  • When we endure unjust treatment: “For God is pleased when, conscious of His will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.” 1 Peter 2:19 NLT


When we hold on to our faith when our circumstances are dark, when we continue to trust God when everything seems against us… When we minister to others even when we ourselves are hurting… This brings joy to God.

When we delight in God, this brings delight to God! This is why singing praises in the midst of difficult circumstances brings so much glory to God. The cloud of unseen witnesses around us roots for us and rejoices when they see us bringing glory to God.

Here is a poem I wrote today as I was pondering these things:

God rejoices
When He sees me
He sings!

Joy and freedom
Free from sin

Joy knows no bounds
Limitless smile


Just like we as parents rejoice over our children when they do what is right, in the same way, God rejoices over us. Even if a child is mostly disobedient, when we see that child doing what is right, we as parents get so happy. We delight in any good thing our children do. It is the same way with God.

The Lord is not a hard task master. He is a God who delights in us. Let that sink in! You are rejoiced over by God!

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