Many expect God to make everything complete and whole and without trouble when they become Christian. Why? Even Jesus told His disciples that they would have trouble in the world so we should expect it. That is not to say that everything will always go wrong for those who believe in Him but since we have moved from darkness into the Light of Christ, Satan will try to tarnish our witness if he can. That is why Jesus said that we are to take up our cross daily. What does that mean? It means putting your old life and its lusts and habits on the cross every day and then living for Jesus that day. Then do it again tomorrow and the next day until it becomes a habitual way of life for you.
Life is not easy before you become a Christian and it won’t get any easier afterward. While it is true that Satan may not have noticed you before you became a Christian, he will now. Especially if you are trying to live your life according to His teachings.
Don’t forget this Christmas season why we really celebrate at this time. The Savior, the Lamb of God who came to be our Savior and Lord.