Resist the devil, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:9
Hating everything that God declares ‘good’, the devil seeks to destroy and devalue all he can wrap his scaly, cold fingers around. He’d love (if that word’s even in his unholy vocabulary) nothing more than to get his evil hands on you. Be advised. Be ready. Stand firm in your faith in Jesus. Suffering unpleasant experiences will come.
Take heart. Know that you are not alone. The devil attacks all that God declares good. He attacked Good Himself, Jesus Christ. In the crowd calling for the crucifixion of the Christ, you can almost hear the devil’s wretchedly breathed words of encouragement in the background. The devil sought to destroy Good, but Goodness has won out. Goodness will always win! You are good; God says so. In Christ, you will certainly win too! Hang in there.
Jesus, strengthen my faith to withstand the devil. Amen.