Footprints for Pilgrims - 98

1 Peter 5:10  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
It is not wickedness to be harassed by bad thoughts if you resist them. It is Satan's effort to get you to adopt them, and thus you are sifted. You will find, if you keep near the Lord, that you are more established after an assault of the kind than you were before; and the only way to combat Satan's attacks is by the word.... If Satan can lead you to become indifferent to these assaults, then they will lead you to great damage; but if, on the contrary, they urge you to be more dependent on the Lord Himself and on His word, they will eventually cease, and you will be "settled." "After you have suffered awhile make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."