One night, last year, during my women’s bible study, we got to talking about Satan’s powers, or lack of…
Part of the discussion was capturing our thoughts and watching what we speak outloud. It went something like this:
Satan is powerful, but his power is limited. He is not able to read our thoughts. Therefore, what he learns about us and how to work on us, comes from watching and observing our actions or listening to our conversations.
I was pondering this last night, as I was trying to fall asleep. Last night, I was suffering from some severe anxiety (though not a panic attack) and was thinking about God’s spirit. It is not of fear. So obviously, what was driving my anxiety was not coming from Him. I found myself praying these admissions of fear silently, not wanting to give out any more ammunition.
But then I think of the Lord’s hedge of protection.
Does it extend to deafening the ears and shielding the eyes of the supernatural trying to harm us? I know the Lord is the God of all things and has performed greater miracles than that. But the supernatural is such a mystery.
These are just some thoughts I was pondering.
What are your thoughts?
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
*Updated to add: I had a good question posed on this: “How do we know that Satan and the angels can’t read our thoughts?”
I posted two REALLY good links for an answer in the comments**