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Attacked, but Not Powerless

1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (ESV)

Just ran into a friend fresh in the process of grieving the death of her newborn grandson. She relayed that the enemy was attacking her in the midst of her sorrow with a barrage of doubts and fears that everything that she does is meaningless.

Our enemy is merciless! He is no respecter of grief, depression, or even joy! Some of the seemingly happiest people are under deep attack. Why? No matter whether any of us believe in our creator, Satan does. He hates God, and his goal is to destroy everything God deems beautiful and good. We are the crown joy of God’s creation. As wonderful as nature is, only we are made in the image of Yahweh and receive His breath of life, therefore, we are Satan’s prime target.

Recognizing that Satan will not relent is crucial. Protecting ourselves and gaining ground does not happen by accident. We must guard ourselves, be secure in what we believe to be true, be true to the character God has placed in us, and continue to exercise our spiritual muscles. Warriors train, they listen to the guidance of their commanders, they prepare every day for battle, and they stay alert.

Lord, I am really battle weary today. Help me to rest in your arms tonight and allow you to strengthen my body, mind, and spirit. Amen

 

 

4 responses to “Attacked, but Not Powerless”

  1. Andi Garcia says:

    Oh that’s so sad about your friends loss. My condolences.
    And yes the enemy is relentless and so we must be relentless in battling his evilness. He knows when we are weak and what our weaknesses are so we must always be ready to engage in battle against him and his demons.
    Prayers for your friend. ☝❤

  2. Godsfruitful says:

    Amen! 🛡🛡🗡🗡⚔ Everyday we must put on the full Armour of God! Verbally and out loud as well as rebuke the devil in Jesus name…James tells us the devil has no choice but to flee!!! We must stay in God’s Word and know how to defend ourselves! He gave us His Guidelines and instructions because He knew we would need it! Great post!❤️🎈🙂

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