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Friendship and secrets

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
   and He makes known to them His covenant.

—Psalm 25:14


The past few days have been difficult in ways that confirm I am in the midst of battle and in need of preparation. My flesh has grown used to being in charge; the consequences of challenging that order are serious. The consequences of not doing so, however, are moreso.

Today I've been reminded of God's friendship in ways that confirm the voice is His. We read four psalms tonight; in the midst of Psalm 25, I found great encouragement. The beginning of the verse above is alternately translated, "The Lord confides in those who fear Him," or, "The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him" (at times like these, I wish I knew Hebrew— there is such beauty in these thoughts!) If I ever question God's friendship, I have only to remember all that He's had the grace to reveal to me. Angels long to look into these things.

More new people at Community Group tonight. Having Blanche and Jeremy with us warms my heart. God moved me to sense and respond to their needs in the smallest of ways, and the return is a blessing to me. Each brought a friend as well— my apartment is getting full on Thursday nights.

Unbreakable was on before Community Group. The resonance is still there, more than ever.

The sounds of the ice cubes in my glass are inexplicably comforting.

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