"In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."
Our faith in God is a shield. What a wonderful truth this is. Through the darkest trials of our life, when the enemy means to harm us, our proclamation of faith in God rises up like a mighty shield to stop him. This powerful faith comes from God Himself. He deposits it in our heart the moment we receive Him. When Satan says, "God has abandoned you," faith answers, "Jesus said He will never leave nor forsake me." "You are weak," the devil says. Faith answers, "Jesus' strength is made perfect in my weakness." The evil one shoots flaming arrows of fear, but the shield of faith extinguishes them all with the words of Jesus, "Fear not. I have overcome the world."