1Pet 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
The enemy is out and about. His claws are sharpened, his steps are cautious. Saliva drips from his canines as he sets his sights for his next victim. Sheep meat is his favorite. He much prefers it to goat. Sheep cannot defend themselves against his cunning and raw, savage, ravenous power.
The sheep's only recourse is to cast his cares on the Lord, for He cares deeply about His sheep.
He is the God of all grace Who calls us, perfects us, stablishes us, strengthens us and settles us.
That is not to say that we don't suffer for a little while. But that suffering is for our good that we might learn to pay attention, walk circumspectly, be sober and vigilant and continue to cast all our cares upon the One Who cares for us.
Has the enemy slithered under the fence into your pasture today? Are his beady yellow eyes fixed on you? Does he aim to have you for his next meal?
Jesus is your answer, your defense. Run to the Word for answers, hasten to His throne for grace and help in this time of need, linger at His feet in worship. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.