At times the problems we face get so big that they seem to tower over us like an aggressive giant. In the midst of trouble, fears stirred, understanding becomes darkened, and joy evaporates. Yet, rather than look to God for solutions, one leans on his or her own understanding; and as a dark shadow looms over us–we either run away or cower and fold.
In fact, if we learned to face problems like young David confronted the giant Goliath, no one would become paralyzed by fear, and cower just as the Israelite soldiers did before Goliath and the Philistine army.
On the whole, it was David’s faith and trust in an all-powerful God that allowed him to view his opponent in a different light. Therefore, instead of seeing a giant, David saw an uncircumcised Philistine, whom he defeated.
In Psalm 121 David writes the following:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore
Sadly, he doesn’t, as our previous discussion revealed.
Any more thoughts on that yet?
I am doing some research. I will get back to you soon.
Super…look forward to it.
I enjoyed this blog post. It’s so important to remember that God does not want us to be filled with fear. He wants us to be filled with faith. Thanks for writing. May God bless!
I am happy you enjoyed the post, my friend. I give God all the glory. We serve an Awesome God, who loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die in place of the human race. All we need to do is, have faith and trust Him.
Thanks so much for reading. God blesses.
I love David’s optimism, which comes
from a mature child’s faith. 😉
Peace to you today, Noel! Uncle Tree
Indeed! The more we learn about God, the more our faith grow. Thanks for stopping, Uncle Tree. God blesses.
Hi, Noel. May we all become “giant-killers!” God bless you.
Thanks so much Scott. With God all things are possible.
This is the third blog that I have read today about not being afraid and I can’t help but wonder why so many of the same message.
Hello Drusilla! Fear is one of my biggest problems. It often cancels out my faith. Therefore, I need to remind myself, as well as other Christians that we walk by faith, not by sight.
Thanks so much for stopping, Drussila. God blesses.
was blessed by your post, God bless!