When someone rejects us, betrays us, insults us or harms us, we do not easily forgive and rarely, if ever forget. Our trust level has been damaged and we are cautious about depending on the person again. If this happens enough times with on person, we will give up trying and the friendship will die. If many people disappoint us in any one of these areas, we may become hesitant to trust anyone.
But God who has been violate repeatedly by each of us, still places responsibility in our hands and honors us by trusting us with his word. He has “nailed to the cross” all of our violations and the accusations that were written against us. He not only forgave us, but has disarmed the enemy of our soul who tries to tempt us (Colossians 2:13-15).
Satan’s only power is the power we give him when we believe his lies.