An e-mail from a new friend found by way of a common interest in orphans, and I have tears in my eyes.
She included these verses:
9 I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’;
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I have such encouraging people surrounding me.