The devil wants me to believe
God’s purpose for me will never be achieved
So he whispers in my ear
he tells me things my flesh wants to hear
his plan is to destroy me
he is at work day in and day out
he walks around and maliciously about
When I was born, he immediately placed a bet
he told Jesus, “I bet I ruin her yet.”
“While she’s young, I’ll make her forget
Why she needed You in the first place.
Her world is perfect and her dreams are ripe;
Jesus, when You’re ready, let me tamper with her life.
I’ll mess it all up, send my demons disguised her way.
She will duck and dodge and forget to pray
And how about her teens?
Let me give her depression
Send her confusion
Fill her with anger
Break her heart and disappoint her too
As she moves one step forward, I’ll push her back two.
I bet You Jesus, she’ll curse Your name
Then run to me and give me Your fame
You protect her too much
and You gave her too many gifts
What will she do then, if she had so much to miss?”
Then the Lord, my God said, “you just wait devil
Stop your ranting
Shut your mouth; you didn’t win with Job
And you won’t win now.
I know my Father’s children, Their weaknesses and strengths
They are not like you
And this one here will remain true.
This faithful soldier of mine I trust her so
More than you will ever know.
I see her faith in Me and attentiveness to My Word
In addition to the prayers I’ve heard
you can take from her But I’ll give
you can try to kill her But I’ll let her live.”
The devil wants to destroy me And take my life
But the devil has already lost the fight
It is God’s strength, grace and mercy
That sustains me
When I am weak
In God’s love, I will suffer no defeat.
Written by: Tannika Moore