“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people” –Psalm 149:4
I take pleasure in my family. I’m always thinking about them, planning things for them and looking forward to being with them. It blesses me so to know that they look forward to being with me and enjoy the things I do for them.
Likewise, it is of great comfort to know that God delights in us! He looks after us, takes care of us and is pleased to spend time with us when we invite Him into the fellowship of our lives.
“The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.” –Psalm 147:11
It also delights the heart of God when we respect Him and express confidence in His heart toward us.
“Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant” –Psalm 35:27
Our God is more interested in our own well-being than we often think. He takes pleasure in our safety, favor and strength. No wonder the Psalmist said in Psalm 37:4, “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” When we take pleasure in the LORD, we will find a God who takes pleasure in us.