It’s impossible to escape at times.
It waits in the darkened wings to attack. Sniffing around corners where it doesn’t belong, it longs to feed off of your every whim.
Fear, it comes out of the blue or sometimes like an expected phone call. It doesn’t pay mind to time of day, season of life, or if you have a bust schedule. He sucks you in and lies to you from dawn to dusk. Instead of feeding into his temptations, we must fight back.
Arming ourselves with truth through Scripture and prayer is the only way to take down this adversary. No amount of talking our way out of it can truly lighten our path around the claws of darkness. We must be diligent and intentional in our fight.
Here are five powerful verses to hide in our hearts and use when the enemy does battle for our peace of mind.
Psalm 37:7 NIV
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Matthew 6:25-27 NIV
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Matthew 6:34 NIV
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Hebrews 4:16 NIV
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.