Make no mistake, the devil is out there. 1 Peter 5:8 warns us to be alert. He roams the earth like a roaring lion looking for people to devour. He cannot rest. He is constantly, relentlessly seeking to destroy you.
The roar of a lion is meant to do one thing: strike fear. Lions can literally scare some animals to death with just that terrible roar. However, the devil’s power only exists for the unbeliever, he cannot harm anyone born of God (1 John 5:18). So the next time he rears up, imagine him with no teeth and nothing but gums. See? All roar, no bite.