The Goliaths in our Life

 We all have giants in our life, those who seem to be so overpowering and insurmountable, but as a christian we know the power of our God far exceeds the power of those who are too strong for us and David knew the strength of the Lord His God. ( Psalm 18:15-20 ). Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

 We have a clear picture of a literal giant in the story of David and Goliath. Go-li’-ath stood nine feet nine inches tall and to think most homes have eight feet high walls and how Go-li’-ath stood a foot more than that! He wore a helmet of brass and was armed with a coat of mail (metal) which weighed 166 pounds, what a frightful sight that must have been in Davids sight.

 We see the confidence in David to fight when he said God delivered him out of the paw of a lion and a bear, and Go-li’-ath would be as one of them to him. Davids power was not in a spear but with a sling and stone and the assurance of the power of God as he said in the following passage. ( 1 Samuel 17:45-50 ). Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

 We in our own power are weak, but for those who are in the Lord know they are more than conquerors through Christ who loves them. There is nothing and no one who can seperate us from such great a love and strength we have in Him! (Romans 8:33-39) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 As christians we stay focused on the one who truly does remove our enemies from before us as we place all that is not of God into His able hands! (Romans 12:19-21) Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 Psalm 37 is a comfort for us from the word that God is not blind to those who choose to come against us to carry out evil devices, for everything is under the watchful eyes of Him who created us to be conquerors.

 

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