Can a Christian be under spiritual attack in the middle of a church service? In my experience, the answer is – yes. I found myself in the middle of an onslaught of core shaking lies while singing praises to my God. How can that be? Was it really a spiritual attack? How can one know?
There are so many factors that feed our thoughts and it’s important to understand not every negative thought is an attack from the devil. I could just as easily have contributed my thoughts to the pain medication I’m on for my broken wrist, or the depression that so often tries to take hold of me, or even the gray clouds that overcast the sky. These are all natural influences.
In Ephesians 4:27, scripture tells us we can give the devil a foothold. Natural influences can create fertile ground for the devil’s lies to take root, but scripture is full of ways to combat his schemes.
I recognized the lies when my thoughts turned to attacks on my worth. When our thoughts contradict scripture we can capture it.
God never devalues us. If you find thoughts creeping in to convince you that you aren’t loved or you aren’t good enough, I encourage you to read the following scripture. Then tell the devil you see his lies and you don’t believe them.