Do you have days where it feels like there are problems and challenges coming at you from all sides?
Issues come up at work.
Difficulties arise in my personal life.
These are also the times where I get a tooth ache or a cold.
Or I get a flat tire on my car.
And the washing machine stops working.
And the dog starts having a weird cough.
I know you’ve been there, too.
One of the blessings of being adopted by God as his child is knowing that we can reach out to God in the middle of all of this mess and he will give us peace.
He will give us strength.
We know from etchingJames 1 onto our minds that, when we persevere under trials by asking God for wisdom, he will always give us in a generous amount and we grow and mature. We become complete.
God is always faithful. David knew this. We read in 1 Samuel that God had rescued David from the paw of a lion and the paw of a bear so David was confident that God would give him victory over Goliath.
What are the Goliaths that we’re facing today?
Dear Father, we ask for the bold confidence David had as we face our own Goliaths. We know you are faithful. You have always taken care of us in the past. You will always love and care for us in the future. Please help us live each day with that confidence – with that attitude – knowing you are helping us fight our lions, our bears and our Goliaths. We love you, dear Father. In the awesome name of Jesus we pray, Amen.