Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Too many people place an emphasis on what the devil is doing. You will hear Christians say things like, “I am under attack” or “the devil is busy.” While it is true that the Bible says, “In this world you will have trouble” it also says, “But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33, NIV). We are to focus on the fact that we always overcome with Christ rather than focusing on the temporary trouble we may encounter because whatever you magnify will grow in your mind. We must remember that Satan is not the opposite of God but a fallen created angel. Although the negative situation is not too hard for God, it becomes so in our minds because of the power we attribute to the devil and it limits our faith and God. God operates in our lives according to our faith in Him not in the devil. Many times in the Gospels Jesus said “according to your faith be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29). Setbacks can be viewed as a momentary detour in the road. When a person is driving, for the most part, people do not focus on a detour in the road or allow it to prevent them from reaching their final destination. Similarly, temporary trials should not prevent us from accomplishing God’s purpose and plan for our lives because we always overcome through Christ. God always causes “us to triumph” (2 Corinthians 2:14). If you are encountering problems on today take heart. Put your trust in God and know that those who trust in Him will never be put to shame (Psalm 22:5).