One quote that meant a lot to me during the last year:

“The powers of darkness fear the one most who is secure in the love of God.”

(Adela our speaker of last year’s Women’s Retreat)

How true! And how thankful am I for having grown in this area over the last years. I don’t want to even think how much worse the last year would have hit me, had I not had this security in the Lord. God is good! He knows what we can bear and when.

I heard another quote that points in a similar direction:

“Dwelling in the presence of God is spiritual warfare.”

but don’t remember where (possibly from a cassette of Joyce Meyer).