• 20Nov

    It’s been a rough week.  I’ve had a night or two where I just cried and cried.  I had a morning where I wasn’t sure I was going to make it out of bed I was so depressed.  I have kids who are testing the waters.  And I have been trying to get ready for a school break (not to mention Christmas).

    I think Satan has been attacking us.

    That sounds so dramatic.  I’ve seen people react to a statement like that with disbelief, the raised eyebrow, pride, and avoidance.  Who am I kidding?  I think I’ve reacted like that a time or two myself.  Usually the concept isn’t exactly something I want to face and so I push the thought away with the belief that Satan isn’t really concerned with my family and my petty problems. 

    But Satan is just as concerned with my family and my witness as God is.  And therein lies the real struggle.  If I truly believe that I am of importance to God, that He has His eye on me, that He loves me, and that He has His hand in my life, then Satan, as God’s enemy, would naturally want to do all he could to hurt me and discredit me.

    And if I truly believe in the power of Satan, then maybe that would cause me to cling to my God in a more meaningful way.  I can rest safely in the arms of my God without fear of Satan, but I need to be aware of Satan’s presence and be careful not to ignore his potential.

     Pro 19:23     The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

3 Comments to Satan Does Attack

  • Thanks for sharing so I can keep praying more specifically for you. Satan is subtle and attacks when we are at our weakest. You can make it through the holidays.

  • Our prayers will be with you that through God’s strenght given to you you will get past this difficult time. Yes God is stronger, bigger, and better, but Satin still tries to win.

    You are special to God and to us. We have walked through the hard times and know the battle of it. Our prayers are with you.

    All our love.

  • Psalms 6:6-8 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
    Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
    Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

    Many, many nights I have cried out with a weak voice, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Depart from me all ye workers of iniquity, for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.” You are right, Liisa. Satan is real. Just like with Job he does take notice and actively attack us.

    Just remember that God loves you more than you will ever understand and He lowers the hedge of protection for a purpose. Job’s friends thought it was because of sin and some times it is. But sometimes it is just because like with Job, God has confidence in you that you will not turn against Him. You can be proof to the devil that you love God because He is God not because of the good things He gives you.

    I have had many days of battle like this myself. Esp. lately and I just keep trying to do the next right thing that I should do. One prayer at a time, one moment at a time, one breath at a time.

    Some days all we can do is BREATHE and Cling to Jesus!

    Many hugs and prayers!