We talk a lot about the joy in our walk with Christ, but there is one thing that is constantly surrounding us and trying to beat us down, and that is evil. Evil wants you to fall, and try to pull you away from God. It will target your weaknesses and try to use them against you. When you surrender your life to our Lord and Savior, it should be no surprise that you will be targeted, possibly more than you were before.
If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
The world, which is full of evil, hated Him before we existed. When you abide in Christ, you are no longer a part of the world. And if they persecuted Jesus, they will persecute you. Yet, there is no power greater than our God.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
When you start to feel the attack of this world, know that you are protected by a God that is sovereign over all things, including evil. Bring all of your anxieties, worries, hurts, temptations, stumbling blocks, whatever it may be, bring it to Him. Respond to all of these things with prayer. He will not let you fall.