“His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what” (Hebrews 4:12–13 MSG).
Unsheathe God’s sword, the Word of God, and brandish its glimmering blade in the face of evil. When you read or quote Scripture in the face of pain or doubt or evil, you activate a weapon of the Spirit. Say, “I know a verse in the Bible that might help.” Or “A scripture that means much to me is…” My go-to list includes scriptures like these: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 NIV); “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV). This is how happiness happens.