If you have a besetting sin, lying spirits come against you continually with demonic lies, “You’re not going to make it. You’re going down! You will end up destroyed.” You wonder, “Lord, how will I ever get up from this? I’ve gone down so low!” You know you can’t outrun the enemy and you are no match for him in a fight. So you stand before him, cowering, trembling, terrified. Perhaps you run to friends or anyone who will listen as you weep and pray. You are doing everything except being still and trusting the Lord to bring deliverance.
The Bible gives us example after example of how we have no power in our flesh to fight spiritual battles. Our old person is utterly weak and powerless, but we have a new person inside us and we are to submit our life totally into the Lord’s hands. This new person understands there is no human way out and God must do all the fighting for us. We resist the devil by the power of the Holy Spirit, which is revealed in us by faith alone.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.