Every one of us will face challenges we think are too enormous to handle from time to time. But that mindset is a recipe for disaster. As children of God and followers of Jesus Christ, in particular, we must remain forever bold and confident that with God on our side, all thing is possible.
For example, let’s focus on a young scranny Sheperd boy named David. Although he was too young to join King Saul’s army, he was bolder and more confident than the entire military. The army saw the Philistine Goliath as an enormous giant that no one could defeat. But David thought otherwise.
The Bible says, “And all the men of Israel when they saw Goliath, they fled from him and were dreadfully afraid, (1 Samuel 17:24). But David did not see Goliath as an enormous giant. Instead, he saw him as a lion or a bear because David had encountered lions and bears while watching over his father’s sheep. And David was confident he could destroy Goliath. But King Saul didn’t think so.
“Now, when the people heard David’s words, they reported them to Saul, and he sent for David. Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of Goliath; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine” (1 Samuel 17:31-32).
“And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he is a man of war from his youth.”
But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them. Who does he think he is defing the armies of the living God.” Moreover, David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”(1 Samuel 17:33-37).
In the end, David slew Goliath and proved to the people that everything is possible with God on their side.