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How to Tell If Your Struggles Are from You, God, or Satan

  • Havilah Cunnington Pastor, Teacher, Director of Moral Revolution
How to Tell If Your Struggles Are from You, God, or Satan

Havilah Cunnington has been in full-time ministry for twenty years, and serves as a pastor at Bethel Church. Havilah and her husband, Ben, lead a nonprofit and an online platform called Truth to Table, reaching the world with Bible studies, messages, and lifestyle leadership tools. Havilah and Ben live in Redding, California, with their four sons: Judah, Hudson, Grayson, and Beckham.

If you've been a believer for much time, you've been faced with this question at least once in your spiritual life. "Is the battle I'm facing from God, myself, or the Devil?" 

Depending on what side of the church tracks you live on, we can easily give credit to any one of them. I've heard the phrases, "God is trying to teach you a lesson" or "The devil is attacking you" in the very same community of believers. What about human choice? Don't we have a part to play in what we are experiencing? 

Our winning and losing in our everyday lives will depend on our understanding of the battle and with whom we are fighting. We won’t be dominant over the enemy until we see this life-or-death fight up close and personal.

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