(By Dr. Carol Peters Tanksley) Do you ever find yourself trudging along as if in a fog? Something’s off and you can’t nail it down. You’re swimming through mud, and nothing makes sense. Finally, the light bulb goes off in your mind; you’re under spiritual attack. Stuff is going on in the unseen realm, and it’s affecting you. The cloak of darkness over your mind is a common symptom of the fog of war (aptly so named by John Eldredge). Often our most dramatic challenges come after a spiritual high or significant progress. If you don’t recognize it for what it is, the attack may take you down.

Understanding what it feels like when under spiritual attack is a wonderful key, allowing you to get your fight back. Jesus said, “The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). So if there’s stealing, killing and destroying going on, you can be certain the enemy is at work. Jesus always gives life. The enemy will use any means he can to mess with us as God’s children. Here are three that, if you become alert to them, can save you a great deal of distress. READ MORE