I need to keep a cool head. I should always be on the alert. I must keep my guard up. No napping when it comes to my enemy, the devil. God has a great plan for me. My challenges won’t last forever. It is true with all my brothers and sisters in the Master.
I must get a grip. A firm grip. Faith in Jesus, the Messiah, and my Master, will see me through. Jesus has put me on my feet. Jesus gets the last word.
Yes, it is His goal and His plan.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in faith, because you know that your fellow believers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in the Messiah, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:8-10