“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”
There are a couple truths in this verse that we can be reminded of. We serve a Holy and perfect God and that should remind us to be humble before him. There is hope for us when we feel like the devil is gaining on us. God reminds us that we have the authority to push back and resist the enemy, and he must leave. Lastly, there is peace in remembering that when we seek after Jesus, he wants to draw close to us. This is a promise, that God will draw near to us when we draw close to him – what an incredible truth!
Father, thank you for desiring to be close to us. Even when our feelings do not line up with this truth, we call our hearts and minds into alignment with what your word says. You have given us tools to withstand any challenges the enemy might throw our way and we are so grateful for the intimacy you want for our relationships with you. Amen.