RE Verse reading–Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 116:1-9, Matthew 6:25-33 ( day seven) “For in the day of trouble, He will conceal me in His tabernacle” (27:5) Most of us have friends enough for the good times. People with whom we share success and joyful moments. Friends who stay loyal in the “day of trouble” are more rare. David discovered that God was the second kind. 2 Samuel tells of a hard moment. David had made serious mistakes. His wounds were self-inflicted. The consequences ahead looked serious. When offered a choice, David still preferred God. “Let us now fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man” (2 Samuel 24:14) Interesting insight. Even when we have made mistakes, even when we have offended His law and He is entitled to be be harsh toward us, He is still the best friend we have. He is generous in mercy. He is a friend in need.