When our days get dark, doubt sets in. We start to wrestle with God's promises. Can they be true? This is a spiritual attack. Christian author Kelly Balarie uses these 10 Bible verses to find strength during these times!
What Spiritual Attack Looks Like
All I could see were overwhelming signs I was not doing things right for God. My heart is falling off a ravine, my feelings are stuck in thorn bushes, God's plans for me are somewhere ahead in that vast fog.
Here's where I end up: I need to work harder, pray better, try more and be a better person to receive God's love. I carry the baggage of discouragement and doubt. I sit annoyed and flustered by life.
Have you landed here too? Are you struggling to believe God? To hold close his promises because you can't seem to get close enough to God?
I want to tell you something that will reassure you: This is likely a spiritual attack.
If you are getting after God, with your whole heart, but distraction, lies or discouragement won't shake off you, you are likely being hit by the enemy. If you are pursuing clarity, but all you find is confusion, you are likely being hit by the enemy. If you are giving God your whole heart, but still feeling tired, worn and weary, you are likely being hit by the enemy.
The Good News
The good thing about this is: Victory is as won - as you are you. The one against us, cannot effectively come against the cross. Jesus is, forever and always, high and lifted. There is no undoing his reign. His opportunities, insights and wisdom is already ours.
With this, the enemy's only strategy is to make us believe he can undo what Jesus did. His only opportunity is a fake. He diverts us left and if we move with him, and take our eyes off truth, we lose God. But, if we stand firm and don't give in to his fake, we stand firm. We move towards the goal of Christ Jesus.
So, with this, let us stand firm in truth. Let us allow it to sink into our mind, then into our heart and then down to our feet, so that we walk out with such assurance, nothing - no way, no how - can shake us.
Here is our arsenal, our power and our stand - these verses.
10 Verses For Strength During Spiritual Attack
1. Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him. (Ps. 28:7)
2. Chronicles 16:9
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)
3. Daniel 11:32
"… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits." (Daniel 11:32)
4. Psalm 144:1
"Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle – my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, who subdues my people under me." (Psalm 144:1)
5. 2 Samuel 22:29
“For You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." (2 Samuel 22:29)
6. 1 Timothy 6:12
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses." (1 Tim. 6:12)
7. Psalm 18:32
"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." (Ps. 18:32)
8. Psalm 41:12
"As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever." (Ps. 41:12)
9. Habakkuk 3:19
"The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places." (Ha. 3:19)
10. Psalm 54:4
"Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul." (Ps. 54:4)
Content taken from the article, 15 Strength-Building Verses to Lean on When Under Spiritual Attack, written by Kelly Balarie. To read the text version please click the link.
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A prayer for strength to help when you are weak and weary.