Sometimes in life we go through very difficult trials as a single mother or a divorced woman. We are so emerged in our problems that overwhelm us that it is difficult to see beyond the pain we feel. I’ve been there and I can assure you that one way or another I have gone through what you’re going through. But I have also seen the power of God manifested in my life as I never imagined.
When you feel you cannot withstand the trials that drown you, remember the story of David and the giant, Goliath.
This giant nearly 10 feet tall, came with sword, shield, and javelin to destroy David. David was just a young man and a shepherd, not a soldier. But we all know who won this battle and it was not the giant.
And the truth is that David never got intimidated by the giant, he actually saw the giant rather insignificant beside GOD. On the other hand though, the other Israelite soldiers, whom also knew the existence of the God of Israel, were afraid of the giant. They saw the giant bigger than God. Only David saw God for who he really was!
See what friend David responds in I Samuel 17: 45 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. 46 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!
Only David dared to challenge the giant because he knew God. One thing is to know the existence of God and quite another is to know who He is. David knew the power of God and his confidence was in him. He knew that with the KING of KINGS by his side he would defeat anyone.
What is your giant in your life? What overwhelms you in your life that makes you feel you can’t go on? Problems in your marriage, finances, loneliness, depression, anxiety, problems with your children, problems at work…
My friend, a young shepherd boy, David inexperienced in battle, defeated the giant without a sword. For what man sees impossible, in GOD everything is possible. Even if your circumstances seem tell you there is no solution, with GOD there is!
Everything that exists surrenders before our MAKER! God is a God of restoration and new beginnings. Today he says to you, I am on your side.
Stop focusing on the “giant in your life”, or your circumstances. Fix your eyes on HIM.
Challenge your problem today and do as David declare your victory!