Facing Your Goliath

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47

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I never tire to read or hear the story of David and Goliath. Here is this little guy David and this colossal giant Goliath taunting him.

Everyone feared, literally trembled in Goliath’s presence. He would laugh and mock. Gosh, I can’t even imagine it. I personally believe if I was there, I would definitely be shaking in my pants.

It’s amazing how little David saves the day. He saves the day because God is with him. He slews the giant Goliath with a sling shot and a stone. The stone hits Goliath right between the eyes. Timber!… he falls like a gigantic tree.

I don’t know about you, but I find this story encouraging. I want that kind of faith. The faith that can stand against any obstacle, mountain or giant and not be defeated.

Most times than not though, our faith isn’t this way, now is it?

We each face a Goliath in our life. Whether it’s a person or a circumstance, it is something or someone who appears to be bigger, stronger and greater than us.

We believe will never overcome it. We feel afraid and defeated.

Perhaps it’s not a person or a circumstance. Perhaps it’s a struggle with a besetting sin? Or with fear? Or anger?

Whatever it is, I am here to tell you that the same God who was with David that defeated Goliath, is the same God who is with us today.

Like David, you can overcome any obstacle, mountain and giant because nothing is too big or difficult for God. (Jeremiah 32:17)

We just need to have the faith of a mustard seed. (Matthew 17:20)  God will defeat our enemies and give us the victory.

If God is for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31)  Be encouraged today.

Are you facing a Goliath in your life? Are you discouraged because you do not seem to be getting the victory? Please let me know how I can pray for you.

  • I am feeling a heavy dose of betrayal from a family member right now. I wish I knew how to slay this Goliath, but I don’t even know what to do, except grieve the loss of trust between us.

    • I am going to pray for you. I identify and know precisely how you feel. I am very sorry you are going through this. I will pray for the Lord’s peace, wisdom and healing for you and this painful situation.