Tip/Tidbit: Trouble is not in vain if it shakes us awake from our spiritual slumber. Renewed focus, however, need not paralyze with fear. We have spiritual victory over our adversary. Consider these verses:
Luke 12:4 "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do."
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
Ephesians 6 says we can be protected by the armor of God, and can fight with the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"
Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."