By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
Most of us are familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but I think it has the wrong name. It should be called the story of King Saul and a shepherd boy. Goliath is a secondary character. The real action takes place in the hearts of Saul and David.
One did not really know God and didn’t remember His interventions in the past. He panicked at the big threat.
One did know God and recalled what He had done in other situations. He knew the power of God behind a little stone.
That made all the difference.
Goliath really wasn’t anything special. Sure, he was big, ugly, and mean, but so are the giants we face today: despair, fear, heartache, and many others.
When we remember the miracles, interventions, and blessings of God in our lives, that recollection creates a foundation of faith. Especially if we verbalize it like David did:
“The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear
will rescue me from this Philistine!”
I Samuel 17:37 (NLT)
If we need to, let’s write a list of all the times God has come to our rescue. Then the next time we face an intimidating giant, we can say with David,
“The Lord who rescued me from _____
will rescue me from _____.”
You fill in the blanks.
Read the entire story of King Saul, David (and Goliath) in I Samuel 17:1-58.
“Thank you, Lord. You’ve blessed us. I imagine you won’t fail us now.” —Josiah Hanacker in “The Wrangler’s Woman.”
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