We all have our inner struggles. But why? We need to understand the nature of our inner spiritual battles.
We must understand Satan's tactics. More importantly, we must know how to deal with them.
Satan has his schemes, but we have enough resources to defend ourselves against them.
We do not fight by being on the defensive all the time. Sometimes we have to be on the offensive, too.
There are four battlefronts. Aside from the mind, we also have to deal with the flesh. Often this is the most difficult battlefront.
Aside from the problem of the flesh, we also have to deal with the structures of sin all around us. The Bible calls this the "world."
Suffering is common to all of us. But our problem is not really with suffering per se. The battle is fought in the arena of doubt.
To overcome temptation and sin, you must understand the anatomy of desire.
There is an ancient practice that can help Christians overcome Satan, the flesh, the world, and also suffering. It's called "Making a Vow."