UCB Word For Today Devotional For July 4, 2023 : Topic – When you’re under attack (3)
When you’re under attack (3)
04 JULY 2023
‘We don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit.’
2 Corinthians 4:8 TLB
Satan can attack you anytime, anywhere. If you want to defeat him, here are some tried and true biblical principles you need to follow:
1) Guard your mind. You will never be defeated as long as you’re victorious in your mind; that’s the birthplace of everything you do. Satan knows that, and he will try to get your thoughts so scattered you won’t be able to concentrate on what’s important. Don’t let him do it. Get back into focus. Isaiah said, ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee’ (Isaiah 26:3 KJV).
2) Love people, but trust God. Live by the Scripture: ‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man’ (Psalm 118:8 KJV). When the devil wants to hurt you, he will often use a person to do it. Your ‘enemy’ is anyone who attempts to thwart the will of God in your life, so identify such people and avoid them. God never commanded us to trust people; He commanded us to love people – and trust Him. Understand the difference, for your victory depends on it.
3) Never give up. Jesus said, ‘No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God’ (Luke 9:62 NIVUK). Your dreams and goals are worth any fight, any price, and any waiting period. Your faith is what defeats Satan. Remember Joseph? Every day of adversity was just another stepping-stone towards the throne. So, keep walking and believing, for there is victory ahead!
2 Chronicles 23-24, Acts 26