Vindicate me, O LORD,
for I have walked in my integrity,
and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.
Prove me, O LORD, and try me;
test my heart and mind.
For your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in faithfulness to you. (Psalm 26:1–3)
Today the psalmist sings about living a life of integrity. She sings about her unwavering trust in God. She sings because she wants to be vindicated – she’s experiencing hardship and she wants answers from God as to why. But even though she’s experiencing difficulty, she still continues to see God’s steadfast love before her. She continues to walk faithfully toward God.
This is a particularly difficult time for us as well – with everything going on around us, within us. So the psalmist’s song today reminds us to keep God’s steadfast love as our guiding light. – rc