I'm in Colossians 2. At the end of vs. 1 in the Message Bible it says, "You're not in this alone." Those early churches had it really hard a lot of the times. It can be really hard at times for us! I also thought about those folks in the mid-east who are going through terrible things. Those words, "You're not in this alone" went deep for me.
How is your "hearing God through meditative Bible reading" going?
Key: take it slow, relax, use the written words as jumping off places for conversation with Trinity.