Is Goliath taunting you today?
Goliath represents all of the obstacles in our lives that seem unbeatable and impossible to defeat. It is that one huge problem that you think just might be your undoing. It is a difficulty so great that it has you close to throwing in the towel. Most of us have a Goliath or two in our lives but we must defeat them because they will prevent us from inheriting our inheritance and rob us of hope and joy in our lives. You may not want to face your giants. You may want to run from them in fear but fear has two meanings – forget everything and run or face everything and win. The choice is yours. You may want to avoid your giants and hope that they will just go away. You need to know that your giants will not just go away. They must be faced and they can be defeated. If you are a child of God, then God has given you everything you need to overcome your fear of fighting your giants. Romans 8:31,37 says “If God is for us, who can be against us? … Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
When David went to fight Goliath, it was not the armor of Saul or the strength of the whole Israelite army that he was trusting in, but it was God. David believed that God would defeat Goliath. If David had been trusting in himself, he would have been killed. God was his strength and the battle was the Lord’s — not his. When it becomes time to confront Goliath, our defense is our relationship with God. We must trust in His strength no matter what others may consider to be the best way out of our difficulties. No matter what type of Goliath you may be facing, you must first believe that God is bigger than your problem. Attack your giant in faith, knowing that God always gives the victory. God did not save you to let you fall at the hand of your giant. God is not interested in your defeat. He is interested in your victory!
Giants are placed in our lives to grow us in the Lord. You may not see your giants fall the instant you exercise faith in God. Don’t let that cause you to lose hope. You see, you cannot always believe what the eyes of flesh see! But, you can always believe what the eyes of faith see. Remember, we are to walk by faith and not by sight. It may look like you are outgunned, outnumbered and in an impossible situation. It looked that way for David and that is why his Goliath laughed at him. Goliath had a false sense of superiority. I would just like to remind you that we serve a God who specializes in doing the impossible. If you will bring that hopeless, impossible situation to God and then go and face it in faith, you will see that you can do all things in Christ who gives you the strength. (Philippians 4:13).