We know there is good and evil in this world. It is so evident. We can see it clearly all around us.
We know there is BAD. And there is GOOD.
Yet sometimes I think we get a little lost and confused in our spiritual battles. I think we think it’s a fair fight. An equal fight.
But it’s not.
God is ruler over ALL. He rules over Satan. He rules over the demons. He rules over earth.
Satan is not equal to God. Not in power. Not in glory. Not in might.
Yes, he has a lot of influence. He’s cunning. He watches us and knows just where to hit us and when. But anything he does – is under God’s authority. God allows it.
I wish that bad things didn’t happen to me. I wish they didn’t happen to those I love. But they happen not because God caused them to happen. He didn’t. He might have allowed them to happen for reasons unknown to us, but He didn’t cause them.
Sometimes it’s my own prideful and sinful choices that end up causing bad circumstances. So it’s a natural effect of choices I, myself, made.
Other times, maybe God is allowing me to be sifted and molded. He sees what satan is doing in my life and chooses not to intervene, because I need some heart work done.
And other times, maybe my pain is for the greater good. To bring more to follow Him.
I just don’t always know.
But I do know that I often give satan more power than he deserves. And he loves that – for it allows him more freedom in my life.
So I am reminding myself today… and I am reminding you. It is not a fair fight. Satan is not equal to God.
Not even close.