What is your giant?
“David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” - 1 Samuel 17:45-47
How awesome is this? David stands before the 9ft giant that everyone is afraid of and says “this is the Lords battle”. Wow! He was so confident in God’s love and that He would show up and conquer the bully. He had only a sling and stone as the armor was too big and heavy for him but he understood that something far greater than him was at work - God!
So what is your battle today? What 9ft giant are you standing in front of? Pain, bereavement, debt, anger, unforgiveness, addiction, fear?
Are you able to stand still and let Him fight for you? Are you prepared to go into battle with only the tools He gives you? Or do you continue to fight on your own? We battle on don’t we. Forgetting to ask God for help, finding our own solutions, and only asking Him to help as a last resort. But we too could have the courage and faith of David. If only we would choose it. But where do we find that courage and faith? In His Word. In spending time listening for Him that’s where.
Say yes to God’s mighty help and power today and see which giants God slays for you. David had faith that could slay a giant. Do we?