Spiritual warfare is often subtle, crafty, and insipid. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Strong holds are a wall of thoughts. If our weapons were intended to destroy the physical trials in our lives, then why were they (weapons) designed to "pull down" a wall of thoughts? Perhaps it's not the trials themselves, but how handling them affects our thinking. When we experience trials and it appears that we have lost the battle, do we begin to think differently about God? Any doubt will delay the manifestation of our promises from God. If you were the enemy wouldn't you be trying to cast doubt on God and His Word? The warfare is battled in our mind. Stay focused on the victory that has already been given to us. The enemy is defeated and we are and will forever be the triumphant ones through Christ.