How I Overcame the Attacks of the Devil (Part 1)

Most of us all have to deal with the attack’s of Satan, in some form or fashion.  Be they come from someone, something, illness, finances, etc….  We all endure them. 

Some attacks last for a short time.  At times, it seems as if they are never going to stop. 

Several of my post are going to be about how I survived mine, which have been going on for almost a year now.  I have learned a lot.  I have walked  through them all, with God.  I will be explaining everything God taught me, in the hope that I will help others.  Others being, you!

Please always remember you are never alone, though at times it seems like there is nothing or anyone with you.  I am here to testify there is.  His name is, God.

All what has happened is really not the point.  I will say it did involve betrayal, being made to feel so low I would have to stand on my tip toes to lick a snake’s belly, lies, deceit, financial burden, illness, and feeling so unloved, I thought I would die.  I have shut myself off from the world for months.  I never let go of God and He never let go of me.

Today I have strength, hope and a faith in God which I thought was impossible to obtain.  This is the beginning of my story, of how I got to this place.

First…. I had to realize Satan had invaded my life.  I do not know how he got in.  I do not know where it all came from.  All I know he was going to try and destroy me anyway that he could.  I was in a battle for my life, health, and sanity.  It was a battle I was going to learn how to fight.  My teacher was going to be God, through the Holy Spirit, and the understanding of God’s Word.

First I had to get rid of the thoughts which were invading my mind.  Thoughts which attacked me day and night.  Thoughts which brought so much anger and pain.  This is how I did it.

God took me to Joshua 1:8:


“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it.”

 

My notes:

I knew God was telling me I had to “read the Bible more.”  Not only that, “I could not let it depart from me and I had to meditate on it day and night.”

I went and bought me index cards and something to hold them on my refrigerator.  When I read the Bible I would ask the Holy Spirit to show me what He was wanting me to see.  Then, I wrote the Scripture verse/verses on the index card and hung them on the refrigerator. 

I read them over, over, and over until they actually became part of not only my life, but who I am, and who I was going to become.  I only hung one card up at a time until it sunk into every inch of my being.  Then I would go to the next one.

Eventually I begin to speak, know, and live them. I meditated “day and night.”   My faith did nothing but grow in God’s Word. 

I could actually begin to see how God’s Word, was being fulfilled in my life.

 The first step is reading and believing His word.  Meditate on it, “day and night.”

Walk in faith on what He is telling you.  “Act in accordance with it.”

“Being careful to do so.”

  God will not go back on a promise He made to any of us. 

God Bless, SR   

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2 Responses to How I Overcame the Attacks of the Devil (Part 1)

  1. Menny Thoughts says:

    No one should underestimate the very real battle of spiritual warfare. It’s imperative as Christians that we never neglect the reality of the devil. In fact, our Savior realized this when he told Peter that Satan demanded to sift him.

    I can’t wait to hear more from your testimony.

    I pray, Although not faithfully daily, the St. Michael the Archangel prayer for spiritual protection. Its a popular prayer asking for his intercession. Its a part of my devotion to St. Michael.

    Maybe it’ll benefit you as it does me

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    • SR says:

      Hey Menny,

      Thanks for follow and comment. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. It has been one of the worst battles I have ever been in, with the devil. He has attacked me before, but never like this. You know Menny, I do not think I have ever trusted God as much as I do today, as I realized how powerless I was against this entity. I became completely worn out, and in the end had to hand the battle to God. That is not to say I did not have to play a part in it, I did. God showed me how and what part I needed to play.

      I say the St Michael prayer many times a day and is one of my first prayers in the morning. Another I pray is Psalm’s 3. Go read Joshua 1-9 and see who the battle was left to when the angel was trying to get to Joshua to answer his prayers. I stand on those Scriptures every single day. I see it in my soul for myself.

      Again thanks for comment and follow. God Bless, SR

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I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy nature, animals, drawing, quiet time, and praying. I also love to read the Bible, books about the lives of the Saints, and the history of the Catholic Church. You are welcome here. God Bless, SR

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