When I am reading the Bible, I find myself very drawn to the verses that talk about how God protects me.
I love the verses that refer to Him as my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield…
You would think I was in a foxhole somewhere under constant gunfire for how I search out these verses.
But today, I was reminded of something really neat when I was looking through the Psalms. It’s in Psalm 18:19 when David was talking about how the Lord had saved him from his enemies. Take a look at it:
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
It didn’t say, “He rescued me because He had to” or “He rescued me because it’s His job”.
It says He rescued me because He delighted in me. How cool is that?
It is so easy to always think that He is just putting up with us and our constant failings. I mean, it can almost become a habit to think that He is in heaven saying, “Well, there they go again, messing it all up”
How different would your day be if you could realize that He doesn’t just put up with you (or me) and He’s not sitting around grading us all the time.
He actually delights in you! He knows us inside and out and still delights in us!
I don’t know about you but that brings a real smile to my face and makes me want to hang out with Him more. What do you think?