This morning I was riding my bike, and while I was riding I saw a dog. As I rode past the yard where the dog lived he began growling, barking, and snarling at me. He was putting all his effort into scaring me. The funny thing was the dog was really tiny. I could easily take that dog down and not even break a sweat. The dog was growling, but he didn’t have any power to hurt me because he was so small.
That’s a lot like the devil. The devil often will growl at you, bring thoughts to you that make you think its hopeless, and make you want to give up. However, the truth is the devil is powerless against Christ in you. The devil is a lot like that little dog on my bike ride. He is noisy and tries to scare you, but in reality, there’s nothing he can do to hurt you. He’s a powerless little thing.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. – James 4:7
That’s what today’s Bible verse is talking about. It tells us to resist the devil, and when we do, the devil will flee from us. The devil has no power over our lives. He’s been defeated by Jesus. So the next time the devil begins growling at you, making you feel like you’re worthless, or that you can’t make it, realize that he’s nothing more than a little dog making a lot of noise. He has no real power in your life!