Satan is NOT Stronger than God
I often hear that Satan is God’s enemy, which is true. However, Satan isn’t God’s equal. He is no match for God. We often believe that God is in a neck-to-neck war with Satan. Who will win we wonder? While it may appear that Satan will win a battle, there is no question who will win the war. God will always win! Why is that? Satan is not all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present as God is. No, he is only a created being, created by …. that’s right, God.
Satan was once an angel, and has all the limitations of angels. If anyone would be his equal, it would be the archangel Michael. Every time Satan comes up with a new strategy, God is always way ahead of him. Lets look at a few examples from the bible:
When Pharaoh tried to destroy the nation of Israel by heaping heavy labor on their backs, God was preparing Moses in the desert to lead them to the promised land (Exodus 2:23-3:22.)
When the giant Goliath challenged the Israelite army who shook in fear, God had already trained the young shepherd David to kill lions and bears with his sling (1 Samuel 15-16.)
In the book of Esther, when Haman came up with the idea to murder all the Jews in the known world, God had already put Esther in the palace as the Queen (Esther 3-4).
The best example is the cross. Satan thought that by killing Jesus, he would be victorious for all time. But God turned Satan’s plan into his ultimate defeat, and our eternal salvation (John 19-21, Acts 1-2 ).
How can this idea come true in the life of an abuse victim? Satan is partnering with your abuser to bring evil into your life. At the same time, however, God is working for all those who believe in Him to bring them good, not harm. This may seem a ridiculous concept to you now, especially if you are still in your abusive relationship.
Here are some verses to hold onto:
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
If you would like to explore the idea of bringing good from the evil Satan has planned for you by trying to repair or safely leaving your abusive relationship, I invite you to read my book, A Journey through Emotional Abuse: from Bondage to Freedom.
May the Lord bless you all today, as He walks beside you each step you take.