“…it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves. For the battle belongs to the Lord who shall deliver you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47
I’m sure that everyone has heard the story of David and Goliath as a child. We each probably thought it was an awesome story of courage and strength and deep within wanted to be someone like David.
Have you ever asked yourself if it was David’s precision that knocked Goliath to the ground and allowed him to kill Goliath or was it David’s faith, strength and courage from God that precisely brought Goliath tumbling down so that David could kill him?
We know the rock that David used was the impacting action that brought Goliath to the ground and we know that the rock had to hit Goliath at the precise location. These were the physical actions that we see happen. The underlying spiritual actions that had to take place were definitely God’s presence within David to give him the courage and the skill to accomplish His Will in freeing His people from the Philistines.
Four things David had to do to free the Israelites from the Philistines by conquering the bully:
- Believe God existed
- Trust God
- Surrender to God
- Answer God’s call by acting
There are a lot of Goliath’s in this world. They come in many different forms. Your Goliath may be a mountain that you have to climb, a fear you have to face, a person who is bullying you, someone who has controlled the world around you, financial debt or an illness you are struggling with? It can be anything that is preventing you from being free, anything weighing you down, taunting you.
These Goliath’s in our lives bind us by telling us we aren’t good enough, we are weak, we are too small, we are powerless, we will never beat what we are dealing with, and the list goes on.
When we are faced with our own Goliath, we feel weak and alone. We may even retreat into hiding just like the Israelites became frightened and retreated in 1 Samuels 17.
The good news is that there is a David within each of us that can crush any Goliath in the way. And just like David, we are victorious through our belief in our Heavenly Father, trust, surrender and answering His call in our circumstance, for great is our glory in God’s victory (Psalm 21:6).
When you are faced with your Goliath today or tomorrow, remember that “the Lord is [your] strength and [your] might (Isaiah 12:2)” and you are never alone for God is with you always. “When you pass through waters, I will be with you; through rivers, you shall not be swept away. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, nor will flames consume you (Isaiah 43:2).”
“Face [your] GIANTS with confidence (Confidence, Sanctus Real)” today with faith in a God who loves you, and trusting and surrendering to His Will.
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