Satan is poised to pounce when I’m vulnerable.
He points out the flaws I already know I have.
His humiliation pushes my head down.
His accusations of past mistakes pierce my heart like a knife.
His nasty voice is like fingernails screeching across a chalkboard.
His contemptible words are weapons against me.
His sticks and stones sometimes break me.
He tricks me into thinking God doesn’t care.
He can ruin a perfectly good day in a single blow.
But not today.
Today, I refuse to let the Adversary shove one more dismal tear down my face.
The razor-sharp stones he slings will not graze me.
Today, I’m going to resist his nasty attempts to shake me.
He won’t break me.
I figured out his twisted game.
I’ll foil all his plans.
I’ll take his match before the flame manifests…
Before he burns me.
I’ll shield myself with the armor of God so I can stand against him.
God will wash the Devil’s rotten influence from my mind.
He will wring Satan out and hang him up to dry.
Someday, I’ll be living in a heavenly mansion on streets lined with gold.
And all he will ever be is a sad slithering snake that will burn in his own slim for all eternity.
As you start a perfectly good day, just know the Adversary is prowling around looking for a cowardly way to spoil everything.
Don’t underestimate him.
Draw near to God.
God alone will give you the strength to resist temptation that may be lurking underneath a pile of unsorted laundry, a stack of dirty dishes, or a child in need of an attitude adjustment.
What things can you do to fight off Satan’s attacks today?
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.–Luke 4:7
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.–1 Peter 5:8