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. Eph 6:12
The worry and anxiety, pain and suffering, discouragement, depression, that we are fighting, St Paul tells us are big powers of evil. Very much like the Giant Goliath that David fought with. David’s victory came because he united himself to God and fought the giant. The evil one hates our closeness to the Lord and is determined to break it through negative feelings. I am experience this all the time. I sit quietly and just say “Jesus Come, I need you, I need YOUR power to overcome”. Nothing happens for a while, sometimes a long while. But once I relax, I feel calm, I can surrender my negative feelings to Him knowing He WILL take care of what is bothering me. He will do the same of you too – in quietness we find Him always.
(Beautiful reflection. Thanks Jane).