one of satan's biggest strategies is to wear us down.
the definition of "wear down" is to overcome or weaken somebody or something by a gradual process.
it's the constant drip, drip, dripping that gets us. the constant somebody needs us to do something that wears us out. the constant little things that go wrong.
we're running late. the washer breaks. we overdraw our account.
it's the frustration that builds because nothing seems to be going our way. the anger that builds because we can't seem to get a break. the bitterness that builds because it seems like everyone else has it so much easier that we do.
and right there...right in the middle of another small thing...they all add up.
and satan has us right where he wants us.
because he knows he doesn't have to send anything big.
he just needs to keep sending the small things.
and ever so slowly, without us even realizing it, we come crashing down.
that's why it's crucial to keep our eyes on the promises of God.
because while satan would like us to believe that wearing us down has made us weak, God wants us to remember that His power is perfected in weakness.
"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9