Shepherd Daily Devotional – Victory Without Injuries

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – Luke 4:35

One day Jesus entered the synagogue to teach. Suddenly, he was confronted by a man possessed by a demon. As soon as the evil spirit recognized Jesus, it shrieked. Obviously, the demon couldn’t contain the presence of Jesus. Because the light that Jesus radiated was overwhelming the demon had to go. In desperation, the evil spirit cried out, declaring Jesus as the Holy One of God. To shut the demon, Jesus commanded it to come out of the man. As is always the case, the demon complied but in the process of leaving, it drew the man on the floor. Interestingly, even though the evil spirit flung the man, it came out without injuring him. In other words, the demon left without breaking the man’s head, neck or any other part of his body. The man was delivered without wounds.

Sometimes, life can overwhelm us with challenges that may seem impossible to overcome. Actually, there are problems we can overcome by ourselves. You can overcome certain challenges with will power and new age philosophies. But some of our problems cannot be solved easily. Know that the demons and some of the problems in your life aren’t going to give up because you want them to. They won’t go because you are a leader, or because you are smart. Imagine what would have happened if the man with the evil spirit had tried to discharge the demon by his will power. For sure, the demon wouldn’t have surrendered without a good fight. But thank God, when Jesus came, the man was delivered without a scratch. If you are trying to win your own battles without God, you might end up with scars. But then if you want to win your battles without injuries ask Jesus to help you out.

Prayer: Dear Lord, fight my battles. Amen.


Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.