Reflection: There is sometimes a dark evil that sits on my shoulder whispering the vilest obscenities into my mind. I am not greatly bothered by it, but it intrudes occasionally, particularly at times when I feel my spiritual defences are down––and when evil claims I have given it permission to speak.
I’ve learned not to get uptight about this phenomenon. I simply lean back into Christ and wrap myself in all that he has won for me. I know I am just hearing the death-cries of a defeated enemy. It is also comforting to know that Jesus was tempted in every way as I am; and so understands (Hebrews 4:15).
God’s ultimate victory (already achieved) is very sweet, and God’s promise to hold me safe until the end is wonderful (2 Timothy 1:12).
Prayer: You have said that your sheep hear your voice, and that nothing will ever be able to snatch them from your hand. Your hold on me will always be stronger than the forces of evil trying to pull me away. I rest in that promise…. and treasure it. Amen.