God is not merely our Judge and Savior. Instead, He is also our loving Father in heaven. Our Father who cares about every aspect of our lives, both great and small, and who wants to be in the midst, and actively involved. For God promises to protect and fight for His children against all enemies. He wants to encourage and lift us up. In times of trials, His love brings peace to our troubled soul. And most incredible of all, the Lord rejoices over us with shouts of joy! Just think of that! The Creator of the universe and everything in it, finds happiness in us! How can that not in turn, fill our hearts with joy as well!