8 The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed. 9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever. Psalms 28:8-9 (NASB)
The genuine Christian walk is actually part of a war. Each believer’s walk is a battle or skirmish in that war. As we see in Ephesians 6:10-20, this war is not specifically against other people. Even if heretics or apostates rant and rave against us or terrorists from some pagan religion threaten our lives, our war is against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places….
The people who attack us are in some way controlled by these evil forces.
The list of ways these evil forces can attack us is beyond our conception. However, we must not become discouraged and withdrawn from the battle. Yes, we do need to spend time alone with our Lord for refreshing and rest (Matthew 11:28-10). However, we must fight the good fight, not allowing evil to have its way where God has led us to minister. How do can we stand and not fall away from the evil onslaught? We must have the Joy of the Lord. (John 15) Without Jesus with us, we can do nothing.