When we turn in faith to God and strengthen our relationship with Him, evil and darkness will increase its attacks on us. The primary goal of this darkness is to have us turn away from God. To distract us, to keep us focused on worldly values of wealth and possessions and a self-serving mentality. Evil wants us to stir up anger, hatred, dissension and all the things we were not made to do. God knows these will come, Jesus experienced these attacks personally when He was in the desert. Knowing this God has provided us with the Holy Spirit. In the Bible it says…“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7) When we stay focused on God and His Word, when we put our relationship with Jesus Christ first with devotions and prayers then we are equipped to fend off darkness. Take courage in your faith and trust in God. May the wisdom and peace of the Lord be with you.
“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2013 at the Garden of Gods near Colorado Springs, Colorado)