Overcome Evil with Good

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

I have been challenged this week every time that I have sat down to write. Wondering who am I and why should I be writing encouragement to others. This doubt prevented me from writing on Friday and over the weekend. This doubt was from the enemy. He caused many distractions and discouragement this weekend to prevent me from sharing God’s Word. Unfortunately, I listened to his evil whispers.

Thankfully, I was reminded yesterday that I am the Lord’s daughter. Because I have chosen to follow Christ, I am a Christian. Christian means little Christ. I am His little daughter. Therefore, what I say and do should reflect Christ. As I write, I am praying that God uses me to encourage others to not just read what I write, but to be drawn to Him and read His Words. If we spend our time with Him and hold true to His Word, then we shall overcome evil with good. I encourage you to open your Bible to the verses I quoted above and read the verses before and following. Ask God to speak to you: you will be encouraged!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your encouraging words in the Bible. You are such a loving Father who cares about every little detail of our lives. Thank You for teaching us what to be careful of and what You desire for us. May we have open ears and hearts to hear You! In Your Son’s precious name, Jesus! Amen.

Published by Tiffany C. Schwander

Tiffany has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University and has been helping families for over 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their teenage twin sons to be strong in their faith and knowledgeable in the Word to strongly face life’s joys and trials. Tiffany has been Linda Colby’s associate teacher for the past three years in a national women’s ministry leading and guiding women and teens. Tiffany enjoys encouraging, teaching and counseling women and children into a closer relationship with Jesus as they study His Word.

One thought on “Overcome Evil with Good

  1. Tiffany, thank you for having the courage to share this message with us. I read recently, that ” courage is fear that has said it’s prayer”. We all receive these attacks filled with doubts about who we are in this life and can we really make a difference. Thankfully, just as you reminded us, it’s not so much about who we are, but Whose we are, that counts. We are God’s sons and daughters! Yes, open our hearts and minds to hear You , Oh Lord, each and every day and night, and defeat the enemy who uses lies and doubts. Blessings, Susan

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