Words of Advice on Strengthening our Weak Faith

One famous atheist once said: Inside a human being, there is only void, and every one of us is filling it according to our wishes. Unfortunately, these words are correct. According to the words of Apostle Paul, a human being is a vessel. And in any vessel it is not the vessel itself what is important, but its contents. This is why each of us is to be filled with something external for us: either with God, His blessing grace and good, or with devil and his evil.

The belief in evil eye or jinx is connected with what is inside of us, with the contents of our inner void. If we are filled with God, we must not be afraid of any jinx or sorcery. Devil and his fallen spirits are no match for God in their power. This is just the creature that has betrayed God and that is trying now to destroy everything loved by Him. According to St. Paisios the Hagiorite, dark forces are powerless against us, but we ourselves give them power, when we retreat from the Creator.

By believing in a "bad eye", we show our distrust towards God and thus we let devil enter our life, give him an opportunity to act in us and through us. If a person lives a full spiritual life, if God is in first place in his life, then nothing and no one can damage his soul. In the Holy Gospel, the Lord says to all his adherents: “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).

St. Anthony the Great states: “Where there is the sign of the cross, there any sorcery fades and any magic is useless”. What is more, it is rather important to live a spiritual life, as it was said above, which means that we have to participate in the Church sacraments, especially in the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion. Only in this case no evil can use its power against us. As it is said, “if God is with us, than who can be against us?”

Besides, we should remember that everything that is happening in the world is in God’s hands. Consequently, if something bad happens to us, as we think, it does not mean that everything is really bad for us. Often it can be so that something that we consider bad for us, is the beginning of something good, and this is why it happens for our benefit. For example, for strengthening our weak and often poor faith.

Source: http://pravlife.org/ru/content/kak-borotsya-so-sglazom-sushchestvuet-li