Have Faith

45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and 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. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hand.” ~ 1 Samuel 17:45-47

The battle belongs to the LORD. David knew who he served. How? Because he had quiet time. He killed the lion. He killed the bear. He knew who God was, is, and is to come. David didn’t look at the size of the giant or his weapons. He looked at the LORD and saw how glorious, all-powerful, and amazing He is. He had faith.

We look at our giants, and we look at their weapons, but we never look at God. We forget who God is because we don’t take the time to build a strong, steady relationship with Him. We don’t take the time to become friends of God. David was so close to God that when he saw a giant who was raised to fight, he didn’t shudder, he didn’t doubt, he didn’t cower in fear, he stood strong. He stood proud. He stood in the power of Almighty God. Sometimes we allow our heads to get too big for our britches. If David had stood before Goliath and said, “I killed the lion. I killed the bear. And I can kill you.” Who knows how this story would have ended. David didn’t walk in his own strength but in the strength of Almighty God. He knew who God was, and he knew what God could do through him. He had faith.

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