Turn Toward

Turn Toward

March 22

PSALM 119:17-24

God’s word continuously reminds us of who and Whose we are. Over time this brings a steadied resolve that the psalmist speaks of in Psalm 119:23. Here, even in the face of slander, those who are well-tethered to the word need not react in defending their identity, but rather they turn toward Scripture, listening to what is revealed about them there, as one listens to counsel. We can turn toward it like a lighthouse in the storm.

How is it for you? When the wind, waves, and words of the world close in to sow fear and doubt, or maybe frustrate—where do you turn? Do you find your heart more easily discouraged, unsteadied or wounded than you would like? Or are you able to turn toward the light of Scripture that continuously reveals the truth of who and Whose you are?

When the noise, disruption, and lies of the world squeeze in, Lord, will you help us turn toward Scripture, that so readily reminds us of who and Whose we are? AMEN.

About the Author

Jim Lane  |  My greatest joy is my family—our children, Isaac, Rachel, Eli, and Moriah, and my wife and best friend of 26 years, Sara. I’ve been in ministry since way back—since I had hair—and currently serve as associate pastor at Hope Covenant Church in Chandler, Arizona. I’m blown away by grace, humbled by the chance to serve, and thankful for all things green and brown and mountainy and trail-ish. I’m fervent in my belief that formational practices are key in a world such as this to quieting our souls from all of the clamor—to hearing and connecting with God. I believe in the underseen being seen. I love to be with the fam and to run, hike, and camp. When I am not doing those things (even when I am doing those things!), I am loving good food, good friends, good music (don’t get me started), and authenticity.

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