Evil exists in our world in many forms. It can be in the actions of people who have come to believe all of Satan’s lies. It can be in the emotions that rise up in us: greed, envy, lust… It can be in the unkind thoughts we have and in the cutting words we spew. In many ways Satan is trying to turn us away from God, to divert our attention.
What can we do? To whom can we turn?
As Jesus taught in the synagogue the people sensed His authority. The demon in the man called out and acknowledged Jesus as the Son of God. In our own battles with the forces of evil, do we turn first to Jesus Christ and make the same acknowledgement? We must, for only He can save. Our only chance in this battle is to call upon His name and to claim the power and protection that He brings.
Whatever our hurt, whatever battle we are fighting, whatever temptation is pulling at us – it matters not. Jesus is able. Jesus is strong. Jesus is waiting for us to turn to Him and to admit our need because we cannot do it alone. Then we too can call on the powerful name of Jesus and find healing, comfort, relief. Step into His presence today and find rest.
Scripture reference: Mark 1: 21-28