Friday, March 18, 2022

God Is Bigger Than Your Giant

“Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26 NLT).

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is the story of David and Goliath. But it isn’t a fairytale; it really happened. David’s father, Jesse, sent him on an errand. David’s brothers had gone to war, and Jesse wanted David to take some food to them. 

When he arrived at the camp of the Israelites, David heard the voice of an oversized man down in the Valley of Elah, bellowing for someone to come and fight him. The man’s name was Goliath, and he was nine-feet-six-inches of solid muscle.

Certainly no one was willing to go and fight him—that is, until David showed up.

What’s interesting about the story is that Goliath wasn’t simply hanging around in the valley, shouting at the Israelites. Instead, he was coming up to their camp and taunting them there.

That is how giants are. When you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile.

You might be facing some kind of giant in your life, such as a giant problem, a giant challenge, or a giant addiction. And as the days go by, your giant seems to get bigger and bigger, taunting you relentlessly.

For instance, it could be a giant of fear. And no wonder. It’s easy to watch or read the news and become paralyzed with fear.

You might be facing a giant of personal sin, a certain area of your life where you have fallen repeatedly. You can’t seem to get victory.

A giant, if you will, is anyone or anything that seeks to control you, hurt you, destroy you, or torment you in life.

The good news is that God is bigger than your giant. The key is understanding and seeing God as you ought to. Then you will see your problems for what they are. God is bigger than what you’re facing.

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