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How Do We Conquer The Things That Bite Us?

Posted Dec 07 2013 9:00am

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

I was at a Third Day concert, listening to their great music, but earlier that day I had been to the doctor, hearing a rather dismal prognosis of one of my ailments. As I listened to the music that night I prayed: Lord, help me kick the devil in the teeth because I’m tired of him biting at my heels.

Later I wondered if that prayer of frustration over the continual irritations with my health was a “biblical prayer,” and I remembered the book of Genesis. Of course it is biblical–it is pretty much the state we live in, trying to get through the things in life that continually bite us.

Whether we face a new infirmity, an increase in symptoms, family stress and fighting, or financial challenges, there seems no end to the biting circumstances of life.

Today you may find yourself sidestepping the biting circumstances in your life. You may feel there is no end to the pain and frustration that is biting you, yet we need to remember that because of Jesus we can crush the head of the biter no matter what form it takes. We need not be put on the run by the challenges and difficulties that trouble our lives.

Jesus can crush the head of the biting serpents in your life, you need not live in fear over the pain and hardship that strikes you. We have an advocate, someone much greater than our enemy, someone more than capable of empowering us through His grace to crush the enemy serpents that bite us through affliction and suffering.

Do not despair at the biting things of life, ask the Lord to help you break the teeth of the enemy called affliction. Let Jesus lift you up when the stinging pain of life brings you down. We overcome because He overcame death, hell, and the grave. He has already crushed the head of the serpent.

Prayer: Dear Lord, the enemy tries to bite and scare us, yet we are more than conquerors through You, help us to never forget that fact. Amen.

About the Author Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He is grateful that Jesus has crushed Satan’s head underfoot.

Have the serpents of affliction been biting at your heels lately? Are you ready to kick them in the teeth by the power of Jesus?

Life feels so hard sometimes, doesn’t it? And when we look around and see laws changing and Christians being quieted it can be quite discouraging. Now is the time to cling to God, no matter what you are going through. We were made to fellowship with Him and need Him daily, so don’t waste time walking away, for you will only have to go through the struggle of coming back to Him. I hope this song, “Cry Out to Jesus” with Third Day blesses you. -Lisa

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