Divorce. Sickness. Addiction. Unemployment. In these moments we struggle. Life presents challenges and often times uncertainty and fear can make people question who they are, what they’re doing, and what their purpose is.
Psalm 16:8 says, “I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
In his new book, Shaken, Tim Tebow uses this verse as his foundation, teaching readers that what shakes us does not define us. Who we are is not rooted in our struggles or even in our triumphs. Our identity is placed in something, perhaps someone, much greater.
Tebow stated in his book, “I like to say that identity comes not necessarily from who we are, but from whose we are. I am a child of God. My foundation for who I am is grounded in my faith. In a God who loves me, In a God who gives me purpose. In a God who sees the big picture. In a God who always has a greater plan. Who am I? I am an object of his love.”
This book uncovers who Jesus is, the promises and sacrifices he made for his people, and how through faith in him, it’s possible to whether through all of life’s storms. Tebow draws from his own testimony – how his lifelong dream of playing as a quarterback in the NFL failed and the way he was ridiculed in the media – biblical teachings and scriptures to shape his book and present to readers these truths.
Arguably one of the greatest college football players of all time, 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow continues to showcase his many talents. Making an incredible comeback, not as a football legend, but as an aspiring author who will undoubtedly restore hope and instill faith in the hearts of many.
Football, soccer, hockey. Mother, father, daughter. Blind, deaf, rich or poor. These things do not define existence and everyone experiences hard and trying times, that is not unique. How you choose to handle being shaken is.