Christian Spiritual Struggle; 10 Ways to Overcome Spiritual Stress!

Christian spiritual struggle means the stressful circumstances encountered by Christians on their spiritual journey with the LORD. All Christians will go through spiritual struggles but thank GOD for the availability of HIS Power that gives victory at the end.

“…strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God…”” (Acts 14:22)

If you are going through a Christian spiritual struggle and you are tired and fed up then today’s message will help you to regain your strength and give you victory in Jesus’ name.

3 Categories of Christian Spiritual Struggle

1. Struggles with the Commandments of the LORD

2. Wrestling with your Self – the carnal nature

3. Tussle with things of this world including people around you

6 Causes of Spiritual Struggles for Christians

1. The LORD wants you to be under HIS rules and regulations.

2. The Devil entices you every day to enjoy his sinful and ‘beautiful’ styles.

3. You are solely responsible for your power of choice.

4. The LORD does not abuse HIS Power on you.

5. The Almighty GOD and the Devil cannot stay together in your heart.

6. You want to enjoy this world but you don’t want to miss Heaven!

7 Signs of Christian Spiritual Tussle

1. You get confused!

2. Not interested doing anything by giving excuses

3. Want to sit on fence by misconception of the Bible

4. Depression

5. Your faith in the LORD starts dropping

6. Emotional imbalance

7. Going through suffering of different forms

10 Ways to Overcome Christian Spiritual Struggle

1. Be Hopeful that you’ll come out strong

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

2. Your strong and steady faith in the LORD is the master key you need

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” (1John 5:4)

3. Let the world hates you and dislike things of the world too

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (John 15:19-21)

4. Have the understanding that to live godly in Christ you will suffer persecution

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12)

5. Endure the spiritual struggles and fight with force because there is a crown for you

If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.” (2 Timothy 2:12)

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12)

6. Always ask the LORD to dwell in your mind every day

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1John 4:4)

7. Don’t allow the fear to consume you!

“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”” (1 Peter 3:14)

8. Be spiritually minded

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” (Galatians 5:16-17)

9. Christian spiritual struggle cannot be overcome without prayers

Don’t kneel down and start complaining to the LORD. When I found myself in tussles I kneel down and acknowledge the Greatness of the LORD through praise and worship and I receive miracles and victory.

10. Read and meditate the word of GOD every day

The secret of your victory can be discovered in the word of GOD recorded in the Bible. No pastor or prophet have the solution to your spiritual stress so don’t be duped! If you read the Bible with a disciplined heart then the Holy Spirit will communicate to you.


Christian spiritual struggle is not a strange event but it is a circumstance you must overcome through the power from the LORD. Many great men of GOD including Jesus Christ went through spiritual tussles but they overcome by faith and the obedience to the commandments of GOD.

So, I ask you to go through the ten points above and obey them. You would surely share testimonies!  

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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