Thought for the Day – Zephaniah 3:17 on Anxiety

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.”– Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

When our children were young and afraid of monsters hiding in their closets and under their beds, my wife and I would tuck them in with a prayer and a song. Each had their own song with lyrics and melodies we wrote just for them. In fact, we recorded a “Mommy/Daddy” cassette tape for each child with Bible readings, personal affirmations, and their song. Most nights after prayers, they would turn on their tape player to listen to their Mommy/Daddy tape, often rewinding it to listen again and again. Our singing over them soothed their anxious hearts.

Zephaniah 3:17 says that God does the same for us. As a loving Father, he comforts us with His presence and His voice. Unlike human parents though, He never leaves us alone. And unlike human parents, His voice never tires of singing. That’s a good thing, because we never outgrow the need for comfort. There will always be a time when our anxious hearts can only by soothed by His singing.

Your thoughts? What words do you imagine God to be singing to you today?

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2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – Zephaniah 3:17 on Anxiety

  1. Anxiety has always been bigger than me. I don’t know why it’s natural to hang on to it instead of listening to God say “let me have it!”
    God’s singing is so much nicer than then what I can imagine “anxiety music” must sound like. Maybe the old “Jaws” music comes close…

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