He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
de·light (noun) - to have great pleasure
Think of someone who gives you a sense of delight. That's how God feels about you! Isn't that cool?
My daughter asked me recently if I would rather have children or not have children. This was a good day so I think it was out of her contemplating whether she wanted to be a parent - not out of "mommy, do you wish I weren't here."
I easily and quickly responded I would rather have children. There is a love and a delight in being a parent that far outweighs the frustrations and the grief. I don't enjoy having to discipline them when they have willfully disobeyed. But I do enjoy watching them learn and grow and develop into the person God desires them to be.
The greatest delight is when my children are enjoying each others friendship. Hmm, I wonder if that is God's greatest delight too.