He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,he will rejoice over you with singing
I have learned what it means to quiet with love. 4 teeth in 6 weeks has taught me what it means to quiet with love. I have held a screaming baby close to my chest and whispered sweet words of comfort. I have kissed the top of a head full of pain. I have gently patted a rigid back. I have softly sung words to calm hurting cries. I have kissed cheeks wet with tears. My eyes have been full of tears as screams ring out from a little boy who doesn't understand. My heart has been desperate to take away the pain from this baby. I have longed to take his place. I have quieted with love.
This verse has always been a loud verse. And it is. It is a verse of joy and protection. It is a verse of praise for a God who loves and redeems. But it is also a verse of quiet. It is a verse that speaks of a Father who would give anything to take my place. A Father who wipes away tears. A Father who sings loudly but also a Father who sings softly. A Father, who wishes like my mama heart, that growing came without pain.
And so I am thankful that he rejoices and sings over me. But it is the quieting that I am most in need of. When I am overwhelmed, tired, angry....I need him to quiet me. When I am hurting and broken....I need him to quiet me. Abba Father, quiet me.