Trembling

I’m not afraid of a lot.

Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself.

Rationally speaking I can talk myself out of almost anything I fear on Earth.

—Spiders – I’m bigger than them.

Wobbly bridges – Others have crossed them safely.

—Large roller coaster drops – they probably wouldn’t let people ride them if they were unsafe.

 

But sometimes when I think of the work and deception of Satan, I’m tempted to be scared.

After all, here is someone who is searching to destroy me.

Here is someone who is actively working against my best interest.

Here is someone who is diametrically opposed to me in all he does.

Yet I can’t see him.

However, as Scripture reminds us, it makes little sense to fear him or his work, for we know the One that has conquered him. And in Christ, we are conquerors too.

Practically though, how does this work?

At least one of the ones is through our prayers.

As William Cowper wrote:

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.

The weakest saint, the one who has the most reason to be afraid,  has more power than Satan does.

Because that saint has Christ.

And when we are dependent upon Him and His power, we’re not the one who needs to tremble.

Satan does.

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