We have all felt the effects of evil in our lives and in the world, but God wants us to have hope. How different would society be if we truly understood the authority we have? Think about it. When we accept Jesus, the same power that raised Him from the dead comes to live inside of us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can overcome every obstacle meant to trip us up. Let’s arm ourselves with all that God has provided for us so we can stand strong.
The way we think shapes the way we live. Everything that happens throughout our lives is ultimately affected by the state of our minds. Satan wants to take us captive, and the way he does that is by breaking us down mentally. But the only way he can control us is if we allow ourselves to be taken over by thoughts that don’t agree with the truth of God’s Word. How do we arm ourselves against that? By carrying the shield of faith everywhere we go.