August 20

Slaying giants…..

Usually the only time we think of giants is when we read or remember the story of David the boy who slew the giant Goliath of the Philistines in the Bible.  However, this morning during my Bible reading and devotions I started thinking of the giants in our lives.  We rarely consider them, but they are very real indeed.  They are the problems, people or issues that seem insurmountable when we are confronted by them.  These are our giants.

How did David deal with Goliath.  He armed himself with trust in God and then used the only weapon he had that he knew how to use, his slingshot.  That’s what we need to do.  Trust in Jesus and then arm ourselves with our greatest weapon.  It may differ for us, but we have many weapons at our disposal in spite of our typical response that we have no weapons.

Some of us have fantastic problem solving abilities, others of us have great investigative skills, still others of us know how to enlist the help of others.  All of us should have trust which is the greatest weapon of all.

If we want to slay the giants that confront us we need to turn to our skills and also encourage others to use their skills to help us.  Then we all have to display our trust in Jesus.  When we do, we will be amazed at how quickly those giants fall.

Father, thank you for the story of David and the giant.  Help us to slay the giants in our own lives and depend on you for help and encouragement.  Amen.

I Samuel 17

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