God, our great Creator and Savior, knows the power of thoughts and words. We function by thoughts that create our feelings and then we usually act on how we feel. When life’s circumstances are tough, it is so easy to focus on the negative aspects of the events of our lives. It is the devil’s delight to drag us into his depths of despair through negative toxic thinking. God, in the flesh as Jesus Christ, had his own personal encounter with Satan. Jesus used the ‘sword of the spirit’ that is the Word of God to defeat the devil’s temptations.