When you’re under a spiritual attack, you’re not helpless and your fate is not hopeless. You can fight back and it can start with prayer and God’s word. Here are 20 of the best bible verses to turn to when you’re under attack.
When your past tries to come back to haunt you
Not too long ago, a series of events unfolded that reminded me of a past I’d left behind.
A past I’ve reconciled with. One I’ve sought forgiveness for from God and moved on from.
A past for which I no longer live in shame and regret and instead live in the light.
Has this ever happened to you? Just when you thought you were starting a fresh new life, your past came back to haunt you. A tap on the shoulder reminds you of something you worked so hard to move away from.
- An addiction you were freed from tries to pull you back in.
- A person who once had power over you appears back into your life.
- A mistake you made years ago is brought up again unexpectedly.
The enemy wants to pull us back under the veil of shame, doubt, deceit, and dread. It’s easy to get sucked back into the drama sometimes.
But as a new creation in Christ, that’s not who we are anymore.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Ephesians 6:11
What does it look like for you to “take your stand?”
- Maybe it’s listening to a sermon on a podcast on your walk or ride into work.
- Turning off that show that leads your mind to places that you know are no good.
- Giving your time to your kids instead of scrolling your phone.
- Starting a Bible reading plan.
- Asking a friend to coffee instead of spending another day isolated.
- Getting up earlier each day to spend time in prayer.
- Take one of the freedom in Christ Bible verses below and commit them to memory.
What you need to do when under attack looks different for everyone because the devil’s schemes are different for each one of us.
But God is greater. And He is in you.
20 Bible Verses to Turn to When You’re Under Spiritual Attack
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:7
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not allow anyone to put the yoke of slavery on you again.Galatians 5:1
I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.Psalm 119:45
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.Acts 13:38-39
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ JesusRomans 8:1
The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts him. I was helped, my heart rejoiced, and I thank him with my song.Psalm 28:7
The Lord is a mighty tower where his people can run for safety.Proverbs 18:10
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor himPsalm 91:14-15
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.1 Timothy 6:12
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Ephesians 6:10-12
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.2 Thessalonians 3:3
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.1 Peter 5:8-9
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.2 Corinthians 10:4-5
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.1 Corinthians 10:13
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.John 10:10
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.Psalm 91:9-10
no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.Isaiah 54:17
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.2 Timothy 4:18
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.1 John 4:4
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved usRom. 8:37