James 4:7–Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Submit and resist: two things that are very hard for us to do. We don’t want to think about submitting ourselves to anyone or anything, and yet if we are honest, we know that god knows more than we do and is in control when we aren’t. We are in much better hands if we will submit to Him and His will for us. Resisting the devil can also be very difficult when he tempts us with all the things that we think will bring us happiness because we aren’t submitting to God. As we submit to God, we will be given the strength to resist the devil and his temptations for us, but each moment of each day is a choice. Are we submitting and resisting today?
Father, I know that You are in control and I am not. I will submit to You and will allow You to exercise the control that You already have. Give me the strength to resist the devil and the temptations that he throws my way each day.