“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.” -1 Samuel 17:48 (NIV)
We are all familiar with the story of David and Goliath. I love to read the stories like this one from the Bible because I believe they were written to speak to us right where we are. They weren’t mean to be just stories from long ago but stories that God teaches us about who He is today.
This is a story about a boy who had more courage than men twice his age. I have to admit sometimes I feel as small as David but need to be reminded of the confidence that the Lord gave David on this day. I find myself praying for God to mold my heart to be more like David’s. After all it is David that God describes as “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22). I know that God always wants us to know that even if it doesn’t happen overnight, He will work on our hearts each day. As there are new opportunities each morning to show us how to better trust the Lord.
In the meantime I have to remember that God is not done with me yet.
I also have to trust that God will guide me just as he did with David. So I find myself asking God to help me with my unbelief about certain situations. It is my urgent plea for God’s help so that I may see that he is mighty to save even when it looks like I will drown.
At times my problems look as big as Goliath as they appear to tower over me and look indestructible. At times it looks like my fears will win instead of my hopes. To be honest I sometimes question if God is asking me to trust him on a certain dream I have because the situation looks so impossible for anything good to happen.
But then I remember that God loves to take our lives and show off how awesome he truly is. We just have to trust Him in this moment.
This is exactly what God’s character looks like as he takes something small and creates victory out of the most unlikely situations.
What do you think? I’d love to hear some stories about this.
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