Devotion for Monday after Lent 3

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen. ~ 1 Peter 5:6-11

If Satan, the devil, the serpent, the dragon of old wore a red suit and carried a pitchfork, we might recognize him more easily. However, although he prowls around like a roaring lion, he doesn’t go around on four legs, roaring and tossing his mane. He is powerful—but God is much more powerful. We can resist the devil because we can cast all our worries, pain, fear, and suffering on God, and we can count on Him for care for us. We just have to remember who is in control.

Almighty God, I give all my worries, fears, and problems to You. I can’t resist the devil on my own power, but with You I can do anything. You are King of kings, God of gods, Lord of lords, and I worship You in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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