Today, in the midst of a phone call, I discovered that a friendship that I have allowed to speak into my life is not what I hoped. I felt as if the ground under me shifted a bit and I still have not fully processed this to know if it is a good thing or not. I may have just shifted to a more solid ground to stand on. The truth is that when people are involved- the human factor – many things just are not always as they seem to be. I must be able to forgive others when they are not what I had hoped. I want people to be able to forgive me when I disappoint. In fact, I need that from people close to me often.

This is encouraging to me today:

Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3 The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods.
I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood
or even speak the names of their gods.

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance!

I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

Psalm 16

I will not be shaken. God is guiding me, He will instruct me. There are godly people out there. Again, I will not be shaken.