Are you in need of some good news today? Are you facing some giant problems — health problems, marriage problems, emotional or financial problems? Does it seem, perhaps, that God is a million miles away in your hour of need? We often feel like that in times of need but rest assured, He is as near to you as the shirt on your back and has not forgotten you for one second.
The prophet Zephaniah wrote from the land of Israel just before they would fall to the Babylonians. But as he prophesied of the trouble that was to come, he also wrote of the faithfulness of God to deliver His people, saying, “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). What an awesome verse and what good news this is to us from a distant land!
Regardless of what you are facing today, you and I have great reason to rejoice. The Lord is with you, He is mighty to save, He rejoices over you, you can rest in His love, and there is gladness and singing in His presence. Now that’s good news to a weary soul!
Pastor Doug Hardin