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Satan’s attacks come in a variety of ways. He attacks us with trials of this life: sicknesses, deaths, car accidents, job loss, infertility, broken relationships, etc. He also attacks us from within: depression, anxiety, and doubt.
In the past five years, he’s attacked me in two primary ways: with secondary infertility and with doubts that resulted from our recurrent miscarriages.
He often whispers into my ear, “Did God really say…” just like he whispered to Eve in the garden years ago.
Did God really say He would never leave you…because it sure does seem like He has left?
Did God really say He loves you…because if He really loved you, He certainly wouldn’t allow this?
Did God really say that prayer is important…because it doesn’t seem to be doing any good in your situation?
Maybe Satan has whispered similar questions into your mind too. Here are a few things that have helped me fight off his attacks.
3 Tips to Help You Fight Off Satan’s Attacks:
- Look to God’s Word.
Just as Jesus used the Bible to fight off Satan’s attack in Matthew 4 when he was tempted in the desert, we can use God’s Word to fight off Satan’s attacks too.
Our feelings can lie to us, but God’s Word will always tell us the truth.
- Look Out to Others.
God often uses the Church to help the Church.
What I mean is this: when one of us in the body of Christ is struggling, God often uses another person in the body to encourage him or her.
When we want to fight off Satan’s attacks, the first place we look is in the Scriptures. But it’s also wise to seek accountability, encouragement, and assistance from other believers who have your best interests at heart.
- Look Up to God.
1 Corinthians 10:13 says this: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
God is faithful, and He has promised us that he will provide a way out when we are tempted. So the next time Satan whispers into your ear, look to the Word, look to others for advice, and look to God.
What other things help you fight off the attacks of Satan?
Don’t forget to leave a comment here to enter the book bundle giveaway!
Why does life have to be so hard? If you’ve ever asked this question, you’re not alone. Difficult times often leave Christians searching the Bible for answers to some of life’s most difficult questions.
- Does God hear me when I pray?
- Why isn’t He doing anything?
- Does He even care?
In Unbeaten: How Biblical Heroes Rose Above Their Pain (and you can too), Lindsey Bell walks with readers through the stories of men and women in the Bible who went through difficult situations. In this 10-week Bible study and devotional, she addresses many of these questions and helps readers learn how they too can be unbeaten.
About Lindsey Bell:
Lindsey Bell is the author of the Bible study and devotional, Unbeaten, and of the parenting devotional, Searching for Sanity. She’s a stay-at-home mother of two silly boys, a minister’s wife, an avid reader, and a lover of all things chocolate. Lindsey writes weekly at www.lindseymbell.com about faith, family, and learning to love the life she’s been given.