The best way to fight Satan is to quit fighting alone.
So many times, we struggle alone against our temptations. No wonder we fail.
But Jesus invites us to surrender our fight to God in prayer. As we ask Him to fight our battles for us, the presence of God makes the devil flee. Satan cannot be where Jesus reigns. And where two or three are gathered in His name, He is surely there (Matt 18:20). There is power in group prayer.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (James 4:7-10).
The first and most important step to victory is to humbly confess, “Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul” (Christ’s Object Lessons, Ch 159).
And as we pray together, God will heal and lift us up, strong and whole.
Dear Father, forgive me for fighting alone. Help me to surrender to true fellowship with You and others. Thank you for loving me. Amen.