Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul. (Ps. 103:22)
For many of us, we have found scrolling through social media as a designated part of our daily routine. Often this time of scrolling has many of us finding ourselves overwhelmed with the content of the world and desperate for truth. Can you relate? Do you ever find yourself stuck in consuming the content of the world while urgently hungry to know more of God and his goodness?
David, the writer of Psalm 103, boldly gives us a truth that can serve as a replacement to the overwhelming content consumption of the world. As David declares the Lord’s goodness, he reminds us of the Lord’s sweet forgiveness, of his compassion, and of his everlasting love for his children. David then ends the psalm with a declaration to praise the Lord.
The beauty of God’s Word is that it not only affirms who God is but also serves as intentional truth that we can choose to let our minds dwell on. With the understanding of this choice, we must challenge ourselves to consume his Word over the world when the daily temptation comes to keep scrolling and consuming. As we grow and learn to make this choice, we will find ourselves fed, full, and fulfilled as our hearts experience the only content that fully satisfies.
Let your heart and mind consume his Word over the world.
Laura Walls is a wife, new mom, and assistant pastor at Waterline Church. She enjoys laughing with friends, sitting around a campfire, and trips to the local craft store.
© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.