If you ever went to Sunday School as a child, you know how this story ends...yes, David slays the Giant with his five smooth stones and a sling, but primarily he accomplished this amazing feat with his faith and trust in the Lord...it is that confidence that slew the giant."You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the NAME OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, THE GOD OF THE ARMIES OF ISRAEL, whom you have defied. THIS DAY THE LORD WILL DELIVER YOU INTO MY HAND, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is A GOD IN ISRAEL. Then all this assembly shall know THAT THE LORD DOES NOT SAVE WITH SWORD AND SPEAR; FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU INTO OUR HANDS!" (I Samuel 17: 45-47)
If you are up against a giant of a struggle in your life today...where is your confidence? Is it in your own ability to persevere and stand strong...or do you recognize the fact that your own strength is small in comparison to the obstacle you may be facing? I know for myself, in my own strength I can do nothing. My abilities are weak at best...I want to lay down and quit all too often...but this is the confidence that I have:
Lord, We are up against a giant right now in our family...but we know that through Christ, we can stand strong in the face of this enemy. We know that You are our shield and our defender, and there is no enemy who can withstand Your power. In the Name of Jesus, our Healer and Defender, we claim victory over this enemy today. We give You praise and glory and honor, for Who you are...and we commit this battle into Your mighty hands. Amen and Amen.