It is always good to have friends that understand you and are willing to stand up for you. These friends should also be truthful and honest, even when we may not want them to be so. Building these relationships is important and carry the benefits of safety and protection.
Even though our friends can help us through certain circumstances, we need more than what our earthly friends can offer. We need protection not just here and now, but for all eternity. To find eternal protection for our souls, we need to turn to God. Only He is the shield that can protect us. It is through Him that we receive blessings now and inherit a future of glory with Him in Heaven!
Follow God and He will bless you and be your shield!
Thank You for the protection and blessings that You provide. Help me to always follow You through all the highs and lows of life. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.