Whether we like it or admit it, there is a war waging in the spiritual realm and we are part of it. We will come under attack by the enemy (Satan), and the more closely we are following God and walking with Him, the more we will be attacked.

A friend recently sent me some Bible verses and spiritual truths to use during these attacks, and I am reprinting them here for others to use when they’re feeling attacked.

During attacks, it is best to pray these truths out loud, “Lord, I submit myself to your capable and tender care.” Speak authoritatively to the enemy, “Satan, I am resisting you and you will flee from me.” And simply read the Bible verses just as they are. What we speak has greater weight and authority than what we think; if a thought is a seed, what we say is the plant or fruit that came forth from that seed. It is a biblical truth: “Words are the overflow of the heart.” That is why it is more powerful during attacks to pray and say scripture out loud than it is to merely meditate on it in your heart.

Here are the truths and verses:

Submit yourselves to God’s capable and tender care all the more. “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Satan can do nothing to you in any ultimate sense. Nothing can separate you from the love of God. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-40

No one can take you out of His hand. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29

Satan can do nothing to you. Period . . . unless God permits. (Job 1-2)

Rest assured that God is working all things for your good (Romans 8:28), and don’t be afraid. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

“In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.” I John 4:17-19

Remember that in your weakness, He is strong and glorified. “He said unto me, My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore will I rather glory in my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in weakness: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9,10