““Don’t worry about this Philistine.” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” …. “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!””
1 Samuel 17:32,37
Goliath, a ridiculously tall and strong leader of the Philistine army, continued to taunt the God of Israel and His people with his threats and brute strength. No-one could defeat this giant. His words filled the people with fear. Even the newly appointed King Saul, didn’t dare to approach Goliath. Yet there was one courageous young man, a shepherd of his father’s flock, David. He chose not to look at the size or strength of his enemy, but rather chose to focus on the strength and size of his God who would help him defeat this almost un-defeatble enemy. Why? Because God had helped him time and time again. He had given him victory over lions and bears when they had tried to attack his father’s flock. David knew that if God had helped him in the past, then God would help him again.
There was and is no secret to David’s boldness. He simply trusted in God because God had helped him so many times before. There was no place for fear in his heart, because he didn’t look at the situation with fear. Rather he knew that God was bigger than his enemy and bigger than his problems. He knew that Goliath could be as easily defeated as the lions and bears he had fought before.
Today, whatever problems or ‘Goliaths’ you are facing, take courage in knowing that God is bigger than them. He has helped us before and will do it again if we just completely and fully trust in Him. God is our Deliverer, Redeemer, Strength and Hope. Through God’s divine help, David defeated the giant. The same God is at hand to help us defeats ours too.