“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives” (Psalm 37:23, NLT).

Until I had a baby, I didn’t understand how a person could be so interested in every little detail of someone else’s life. I watched each facial expression, noticed every hiccup and didn’t want to miss a moment. I also became thoroughly involved in guiding both my kids as they grew and developed their own personalities.

In the same way, but no doubt to a greater degree, God is interested in us. He hasn’t gone off to a far corner of the universe, leaving us to fend for ourselves. Neither does he orchestrate every minute of every day, like a puppet master holding our strings. God is the ultimate loving parent, enjoying our happy moments, crying with us in sorrow and pain and delighting in our accomplishments. He has given us the Holy Spirit to guide and lead us through the tough parts of life and he loves when we listen to his expert advice. Knowing he delights in us is delightful!