By Victoria York
“Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy” (Zeph. 3:17).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – God the Father so fully loves and delights in His children He can hardly wait to bless us. Too often, however, we view His love as more dutiful and clinical than extravagant and demonstrative. We mistakenly believe His affection is a byproduct of our good behavior, and so we’re plagued by anxiety and guilt, forever wondering if we’re measuring up to His expectations. Too often, we confess with our mouths (and perhaps believe with our intellect) that we’re saved by grace alone and that we cannot be “good enough” to merit God’s love, and yet our hearts lag behind.