5. Feeling overwhelmed and helpless.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by circumstances?
That could be a sign that you are under attack. The word circumstance comes from two words: circum (encircle) and stance (stand).
In other words, you are standing encircled by what’s going on. It doesn’t take long for feelings of being overwhelmed to lead to hopelessness.
The Bible says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Prov. 13:12).
It also tells us, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1).
If the enemy can get you to lose hope, he can get you to stop living by faith.