We can all take much comfort from this promise! We must really try and understand that God is always in control, even when we go outside of His protection. He allows all things, sometimes to teach us lessons and sometimes to make us more like Jesus.
The LORD truly is on our side. Man can only harm us emotionally if we allow it. Thank you Jesus for this reminder:
Psalm 118:6 “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”
I am learning more and more that when I am feeling hurt or offended by others, I can just lift the others and the situation up to the Lord and He always, always takes care of it. Sometimes it is to teach me to be a better friend, and sometimes it is to teach me that maybe I should not be so quick to call some friend. The only true friend we will ever need is Jesus.