He has promised us that if our ways please Him, He will cause even our enemies to be at peace with us. God many times gives us a “friend” in the midst of our enemies. He puts in the heart of someone to speak out for us, be on our side, and come to our aid when foes surround us.
I pray that like God did for Paul, when enemies come against us and ploy our down fall, He will raise for us a “friend” that will stand and fight for our lives, He will raise for us a “friend” in our enemies.
It was the counsel of the soldiers to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim to land and escape; But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, prevented their carrying out their purpose. He commanded those who could swim to throw themselves overboard first and make for the shore. Acts 27:42-43 AMP