Max Lucado wrote a great book entitled, “Facing Your Giants.” You can guess the book is centered around David and the time he went up against the Philistine giant, Goliath. No one in Saul’s army was willing to face Goliath, but David was. First Samuel 17 records the story. Saul and his troops were terrified and had lost hope of defeating this giant and his army. Sometimes we may feel this way when we face the giant trials of our lives. What did David do? Verse 48 says, “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.” Listen to what David said. “You come against me with sword, spear, and javalin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of host, the God of the armies of Israel.”
There is a lesson here for us as we face our trials in life. The Bible says, If God is for us, who can be against us? We can meet our giants head on, we can run toward them, not away from them. Then with confident hope we know that God is our strength. He is with us.
David wrote in Psalms 91:9, “If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you.” This gives me hope. It does not mean life will be easy or that life will always turn out the way i want, but like the song says, “Because He [Jesus] lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone.”
I am thankful for family, friends and God who helps us through tough times.
God bless you all and “Keep Spurring.”