I wish I could tell you that spiritual warfare will one day defeated and the attacks will stop. However, that is not the case. As Christians, we are in constant battle. Some battles are easier than others to defeat. Spiritual warfare is not something we can physically fight off but rather than something we use to build our faith.
Spiritual battle is no joke.
It's painful. It's draining. It's worrisome.
In some cases, spiritual attacks can make you feel unprepared and unequipped to take on something that you had zero desire to fight.
We need to be on guard!
"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
1 Peter 5:8
Spiritual attacks can come quickly and unexpectedly.
All of a sudden, you find yourself mourning a loss of a loved one. Someone dear to you or even yourself was diagnosed with a deadly disease. The person you have been dating for years all of a sudden decided to let the relationship go. Your financial struggle is worsening.
Some spiritual attacks can be caused by our doing. We get trapped back into old sin. Or we create new sins that we once shamed others for doing.
Attacks happen when we are vulnerable, weak, and fearful. This is why prayer is important. Do not lose the desire to talk to God about your problems. He hears you. He knows all the burdens you are facing.
You can not defeat the enemy without God. If you feel as if your prayer life is being distracted by the overall thing that is attacking you, there needs to be some readjusting in making God the priority verse the temporary interruption.
If more attacks keep coming... pray.
If you do not know how you will get by another day... pray.
If you lost all hope... pray.
If you lost your way and have drifted from God... pray.
Prayer is your number one weapon when you are experiencing spiritual warfare.
Talk with your prayer warriors. Share with them what is hardening your heart. The worst thing we can do is keep our problems bottled up. Find people who will stop what they are doing and pray over your situation.
To defeat a spiritual attack: God has to be the commander.