Even Jesus was tempted by error or satan, so why should we be surprised when we are. “If you really are the son of God, you should be able to turn that stone into bread.” Now, if Jesus, the most spiritual man ever, was tempted, we should think of what He said to error. “Get thee behind me, Satan!” How often do we hear in our thoughts, “If you were a better person or if you hadn’t done this or that, or if you weren’t so stupid….”?
In the prayer he gave to us he tells us “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;”. The very instant my thought becomes dark or doubting, I turn to Romans 8:38-39 which states, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
While praying with those verses, the darkness disappears as I claim my inseparability to God!