“Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint;
Protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from that noisy crowd of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
And aim their words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent man.
They shoot at him suddenly, without fear.”  Psalms 65:1-4
Sometimes the Christian gets attacked from within and without.  This is not uncommon, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, But against powers and principalities that use anything and everything—even, sometimes unwittingly, our friends—to wound and bruise and try to stop us from our calling in Christ.
As I read the accounts of some of my personal heros in the faith, they all mention this trial by fire.  Mocked, misunderstood, and maligned, they continued on in the purposes of God for their lives, strengthened by His Spirit, power and love.
If this is you, today, true friend of God, be encouraged, for your Savior Jesus was also treated in like manner, yet for the joy set before Him, endured.
With His example before us, we will also endure, sharing in the fellowship of His suffering (Phil 3:10), holding tightly to He who will perfect that which concerns us (Ps 138:8), and refusing to quit until we have finished the course He has set before us (2 Tim 4:7).
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heaven-ward in Christ Jesus.”  Phil 3:12-14