1 Peter 1:3-7
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:9
One of the ways Satan works to defeat you is through feelings of discouragement. He knows if he can cause you to doubt the goodness of God, there is a chance you will become fearful and give up. Often the Lord allows the enemy’s arrows to get through His protective cover so that your faith is tried and strengthened.
Frustrations, feelings of inferiority, external pressures, and any number of difficulties can be delivered from the enemy’s hand. What do you do when the going gets rough? Do you take your stand and resist the enemy the way Peter instructed us to do? Or do you become weak and under the attack?
First of all, ask God to help you not to become discouraged in the midst of the battle. All of God’s greatest saints had to learn how to handle heartaches and disappointments along with all kinds of evil. reading about their victories and defeats will bring insight and hope to your life.
You will find that when you are at your weakest point, God is your greatest Source of help. Prayer is your most efficient tool for spiritual victory. Remember, it must be fueled by faith. You can trust God on all battle fronts because He is faithful. Whatever concerns you concerns Him. Trust Him. Try Him, and witness His power at work in your life.
I trust You, Lord. You are my greatest Source of help. Thank You for the privilege of prayer, which brings spiritual victory!