We all have them –
things we battle against.
Sometimes its family members. Sometimes its our boss. Sometimes its our friends or situations in our lives.
Many times its how to handle our finances.
A lot of the time, we find ourselves fighting against attitudes and desires that grow within us…
lies that have rooted themselves in our brains…
unwillingness to change….
rebellion against giving God first place in our lives.
What are your giants?
As we read historical account of David and Goliath, I noticed that the giant Philistine came out every day for forty days to take his stand against the Israelites.
Our giants also make themselves evident very regularly. They are persistent. We can’t miss them…..even when we try.
And, just like David, we need to put our trust in God and let him fight our battles. We often forget what David knew and counted on – ” the battle is the Lord’s” (1 Sam 17:47).
David’s bold confidence in fighting his giant came from his absolute trust in God’s faithfulness. As a young boy, he stepped up to fight Goliath while an army of grown men around him cowered in fear. David knew that God had been faithful before, he would be faithful again.
I have also experienced God’s faithfulness over and over in my life. He hasn’t always done what I wanted him to do, but everything he has done has worked out for my good. Many things have worked out better than I could have ever imagined.
When I started to believe in the very depths of my soul that God wanted only what was best for me, my giants – one by one – were taken captive by God’s power and love.
There is only one way to successfully fight our giants – and that is with God leading the way.
The battle is yours, Abba Father.