by Tammy Phillips
December 14, 2020
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. (Psalms 147:11 KJV)
The Lord takes pleasure in us that fear him. I could stop with that sentence. God is pleased by us. God delights in us! Really?
We all want to be accepted and loved. This verse goes farther and simply states the Lord is pleased with us. He delights in us that fear Him, that are in awe and amazed by Him. Every day that we choose to live amazed by our Creator, our Great God, He is delighted! The fact that God delights in us because we fear him is like relaxing into a warm, snuggly blanket in front of a roaring fire on a cold, frigid night. It warms my heart to know God is delighted by us.
The verse ends by saying God also takes pleasure in those who hope, expect and wait for his mercy and kindness. He is overjoyed because we hope (joyfully and confidently expect good) in Him. Wow. Just wow.
I enCOURAGE you to be amazed by our God. Be amazed by who He is. Be amazed by His great love. Be amazed by what he did for us. Hope in Him. It makes Him happy and he takes pleasure in it!