9 Above all my enemies, I have become a reproach to my neighbours, and an object of fear to my friends.
10 Holy Father, do not let your help be far from me.
Those closest to the psalmist have turned away in fear. Abandoning the person, one would expect they would support. Fear can do much damage. Yet the psalmist does not reject them, rather preferring, as always, to go to God for help.
When we rest in God’s love, fear can be overcome.