Here are just some of the arrows that the devil may unleash at you:

Fear — “You have good reason to be afraid right now and always.”

Doubt — “You can’t trust God or trust that God will work in this situation for your good.”

Lust — “You need to have your needs met, and this is a fine way to get your needs met.

Loneliness — “You are alone, you will always be alone, and you, therefore, will always be miserable.”

Jealousy — “You aren’t being shown the devotion you deserve, and at the same time, somebody else is getting the devotion that should be yours.”

Rejection — “You are worthy to be rejected and cast aside.”

Guilt — “You should feel guilty about that sin—shame, shame, shame on you.”

Greed or covetousness — “You should have that. You deserve it. You need it.”

Unforgiveness — “You can never forgive that sin, and even if you could, why would you?”

Anger — “You’ve been hurt and you have a right to be angry.”

Discouragement — “You’ll never have what you desire or be who you desire to be in this life. Don’t even get your hopes up.”

Pride — “You’re above all that; you shouldn’t have to stoop to accommodate the weakness or poverty of another person.”

Any thought or impulse that entices a person to fall victim to the “lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” is a fiery dart! (See 1 John 2:16.)

 — Charles F. Stanley, When the Enemy Strikes: The Keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2004), 71–73.

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