“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord says, “My precious child, I do not merely tolerate you, but I celebrate you! I rejoice over you with singing. I knit you together in your mother;s womb so that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). My loving thoughts for you outnumbers the very grains of sand on the sea shore.
“I know at times others, even those closest to you, have wounded you by their words and their actions. This grieves Me, for it is not My heart towards you.
“Do not become discouraged when others do not see you as I see you. Often, it is their own wounds and insecurities that cause them to lash out at you. Even so, continue to love them and move in the opposite spirit. Vengeance is mine, so refuse to take matters into your own hands (Romans 12:14).
“Keep being faithful and refuse to get weary in well doing. I am so pleased with you; I celebrate you!”
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”Hebrews 12:1