David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Unwavering TRUST 

“Am I a dog?” the giant roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick? …Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!”

David shouted in reply, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord Almighty – the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  Today the Lord will conquer you…” (1 Sam. 17: 43-46) NIV

Then, with fierce determination, the young boy ran with all his might.  Sudden memories of killing the sheep-stalking lion & bear came flooding back to him.  His God prepared him.  Stopping for the kill, he grabbed a pebble from his bag and fitted it into his sling.  With great skill but even greater confidence in his God, he swung the pebble around his head.  He aimed unerringly at the ten foot giant as the stone flew with deadly speed.  This small stone was no match, but his confidence was not in himself or the stone.  He waited…

Find out what happens in this powerful example of a boy that had unwavering trust in Almighty God.  Read the rest of the story in 1 Samuel 17: 48-51.  You can find the whole story in 1 Samuel 17: 32-51.

Making It Personal:  David’s faith in God was strong.  He did not doubt that God could use a small boy like him to fight ten feet of flesh, bone, & badness.  David’s greatest weapon was not his sling, it was in meditating on God’s word and reflecting on His power.  When was the last time you were afraid?  Sometimes our fears can seem like giants…  If we look at our “giants” from God’s perspective, He will fight for us and with us!  The next time you feel fear close in on you, whether it’s from being afraid of the dark, fear of a certain animal, or even of another person, remember the example of David and his unwavering trust in God.  Put your trust in God and he can do the same for you.

 

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Jennifer loves kids galore, & helping them reach their potential more.
Privileged to have taught in the past, she’s homeschooling her boys & having a blast (most days.)
She loves being married & living in the country, with an occasional 4-legged creature sighting.
She also enjoys running & photography – but especially the fun of rhyming her writing.
She and her husband Neil have two sons and live in Central Michigan.

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