It is not a foe who rises up against me—otherwise I would hide from him. But it is you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend! – Psalm 55:12-13 HCSB


Father, it’s difficult to believe that someone I trusted so fully has betrayed me. It wouldn’t hurt so much except that he was like a brother, a friend I had faith in. You, Lord, are a friend closer than a brother! Thank You for comforting me and leading me to a place of forgiveness. I don’t ever want bitterness to grow in my heart. Amen.


[from Encouraging Prayers for Every Need]