2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

We’re to respond only to the word of God and not respond to what we can see. Although sight is the only sense listed in this verse, we can and should include other senses.

Satan will attempt to use each of our senses to disrupt our faith in God’s word.

The amount of money in our accounts, the diagnosis written on paper, or our child appearing to have no ambition. If we focus on what we can see, we won’t believe God’s word on increase, healing, or our children being successful (Ps. 115:14; 1 Pet. 2:24; Ps. 112:2).

What we hear on the news about the economy, what the teacher said about our child’s behavior or intelligence, or the rumor we heard about layoffs can negatively impact our faith in God supplying our needs (Phil. 4:19) and our children having the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16).

Feeling pain, feeling a lump in a breast, or feeling a scratchy throat has the potential to get us worried about our health instead of believing God’s word where He says He heals all our diseases (Ps. 103:3).

During the height of Covid, Satan used the lack of smell and taste to attempt to have some afraid they might die. If we focus on the possibility of dying instead of the truth which states, we shall live and not die, our faith won’t work (Ps. 118:17).

Satan’s goal is to have us afraid about what could happen based on our senses. So at the end of the day, we should walk by faith in the word of God and not by our senses.