"The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing." - Zephaniah 3:17
It was very different for me to think of God doing these things & I'm glad I know my Father this way. The mighty God, the One who saves, rejoices over those that are His!
When I looked up the phrase "he will joy" in the original language, one English translation I saw was "to spin round."
It's amazing to think of God spinning around rejoicing & singing over those He saves. He's so glad about His people, and I love it.
This verse reminded me of Psalm 16:11 that says, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Understanding God's joy has helped me get through many tough times & it is awesome how quickly my perspective of life turned when I tuned in to God's presence.
I pray that you all would be filled with God's joy!
Grace & Peace,