SATAN IS OUT TO DESTROY YOUR FAITH!!! Satan will lie to you when chastening includes suffering that continues with seemingly no answer.
Your ongoing trial may involve physical suffering, unemployment, children who rebel, faithless friends, mental distress, turmoil or pain. As you endure day after day, Satan will whisper to you as he did to Job: "The righteous don't suffer. If God heard you — if he saved you and his promises are true — you should have been rescued immediately. Where is your God? Is this what faith gets you?"
Beloved, do not cast your faith aside! Satan is a liar. You are suffering because God loves you, because he cares. Think about it: You asked the Lord to make you more like him. Only he knows what that will require. He knows your suffering, and he won't let you be destroyed by it. In fact, he knows just when to make a way of escape for you. He won't act until that appointed time, and "will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Be assured, God has everything under control. The pain, the lingering sickness, the prayer that seems to go unanswered — he knows all about them. And he knows why he hasn't lifted your trial before now. As happened with Paul, he is using the "thorn" in your flesh to work toward your blessing. Indeed, the very thing you want so much — the answer you believe is so necessary — might be something God knows isn't best for you. If he ultimately says, "No," you must yield, knowing he is preserving your soul and answering you in a much better way unknown to you.
Through it all, the great cloud of witnesses urges you, "Continue fighting the battle with faith. Your hands hang down, but he will provide the faith to lift them up. Your knees are feeble, but he will strengthen them. Don't turn aside. Stay in the race!"
Multitudes fall for the devil's lies when they are chastened. They allow a root of bitterness to enter their heart and soon are nurturing an anger toward God: "Why did the Lord allow this? I tried so hard to please him, trusting him so much. Why is he letting me down?" God has warned us about such times: "Don't let this happen. Instead, be diligent, be careful, holding onto your confidence. It has great recompense of reward."
DURING THESE TRIALS IS WHEN SATAN WILL ATTACK YOUR MIND, AND HE WILL FEED YOU WITH EVERY LIE HE HAS!! SATAN WILL ONLY DEFEAT YOU IF YOU LET HIM, SO YOU HAVE TO REALLY STAND FIRM AND KNOW WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS!! THE LORD HAS GIVEN US WEAPONS AND HIS ARMOR TO USE IT DURING THESE TIMES OF TRIALS!! WE NEED TO TELL THE DEVIL, "GET BEHIND ME, FOR IT IS WRITTEN!" AND TELL HIM WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS!!! AMEN!! DO NOT LISTEN TO HIS LIES WHATSOEVER!! YOU HAVE THE VICTORY NO MATTER WHAT!!!