Strongholds are present in our lives because we seek comfort, success, and peace through the perceived remedy of worldly attainments and desires. The more we attempt to lessen the draw of addictions by our own means and power, the more the bondage attaches to our soul. The only true release of Satan’s strongholds is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
When we trust omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, almighty God, he will lead, guide, and direct us. God stands ready with a spiritual hedge of protection to shield us from the world and to keep us from letting the world seep into our life.
Christians must go beyond their words of "my thoughts and prayers are with you," and demonstrate care with action. The goal should be to help people not feel alone in their trial. This is how we demonstrate God’s love to one another.