King David writes:
For I hear the slander of many;
There is terror on every side.
They conspire against me
And plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say “You are my God, my times are in your hands.”
I have come to understand that my enemies are just as real as those that David had. They are those powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil that Paul describes in Ephesians. They are not called “powers” for no reason. They are strong and they are to be reckoned with. They conspire against us and want to ruin our lives. This is not paranoia; it is just facing the facts.