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.