Even though there are times when our souls have trials that seem insurmountable over the huge battles in life, we also have daily trials in which the battles although small are really over good vs evil in which we are either the casualty with Satan standing over us or we are victorious through Christ. Like King David who as a child went up against Goliath and won because his young pure hart believed God and was spiritually prepared for the battle.
When we battle over the small things in life that defeat us and wonder after being defeated how and why it happened its because we fought that battle under our own weak strength against an adversary (Satan) who is much stronger spiritually then we are, without Christ in our hart and mind leading us into battle we don't stand a chance and will be defeated every time.
This is why its so important to understand that in life all our battles which affect our physical lives are actually spiritual battles with spiritual darkness and the god of this world Satan. Whether the battles are arguments, gluttony, alcohol, drugs, fighting, hatred, jealousy, selfishness, or even well intended acts, until we realize that we can only be victorious as Christians who walk with Christ “in spirit and in truth” and “not in name only”, we will continue to follow a pattern of defeat. So how do we become victorious? Draw close to Christ and he will draw close to you and start living a life that includes God in everything you do rather then excluding God in everything you do.
So do I say these things for your benefit only, no but as a man who by nature is evil these lessons I have learned and must exercise daily so that when my soul is truly tested, like being a caregiver for my wife having cancer, I can be more of a blessing then a “cursing” which is my natural state and every human born to this world, all except for Christ of course who knew no evil and came to save us all.
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the Satan and unclean spirits. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen and spiritual world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil and temptation. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:11-13
So stand your ground therefore, having your loins protected in truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness. Shod & protect your feet in preparation of knowing the good-news of salvation through Christ; above all, take up the shield of the faith, in which you shall be able to stop and quench all the fiery arrows and attacks of Satan and unclean spirits, and put on the helmet of the salvation and take up the sword of the Spirit which is the living word of God sharper then any two edge sword in both truth and conviction. Praying and making request at all times in the Holy Spirit for Christians everywhere who are the saints of God. Ephesians 6:14-18