We know that God is truly for us after reading Romans 8:31. We also know that Satan is against us. The question we must ask is: are we going to agree with God or with the devil?
You know the answer. Stop opposing yourself and mentally beating yourself up just because Satan is against you! I feel him try to ruin my day with sour moods and feelings of loneliness when I am with my children sometimes. I also feel him attacking my motivation and drive and he will always try to discourage me from helping others.
The Spiritual Realm
Sad to say, sometimes we discover people are also against us. Satan does not always work alone in the spiritual realm; he also works through people in the natural realm. He attacks our confidence through the things people say or do not say. He can cause us to feel unworthy or rejected because of another person’s words or actions.
How important are people’s opinions of us? Are we thinking for ourselves, or are we always agreeing with everyone else’s opinion? If people’s opinions, judgements, and attitudes toward us are sometimes inspired by the devil, then we must resist what people think and say instead of agreeing with it.
If we know God is for us, then it should not matter how we feel or what other people think of us. As the Bible says in Romans 8:31, who can be against us if God is for us? If He is on our side, then what can other do to us?
Hebrews 13:6 makes a similar point: “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do for me?
If we try to be perfect, we will be disappointed. It will not work because you and I are imperfect humans. Even if we could manifest perfection, some people would still not be satisfied simply because they are unhappy individuals who will not ever be content with anything until they change their own attitudes.
We need to be confident that God accepts us with our imperfections. Even though He continues to work in us to make us more Christlike, we do not have to struggle to win His approval or the approval of others. If God is for us – and He is – we do not need to fear anymore who is against us.
Be the light,