“Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods.
David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have deﬁed.” 1 Samuel 17:41-43, 45 NLT Have you ever been compared to someone who makes you look weak?
Have you ever just thought why am I here surely God did not mean for me to be doing this. Sometimes people look at your situation and declare that you are weak even when you’re not weak. In our continued study of “Crowned with David” I saw weakness deterred by faith.
No one thought that David could kill the Giant Goliath on the battleﬁeld. What David must have seen was an entire army weakened by fear of Goliath the Giant. He saw great men even King Saul refuse to engage Goliath. Fear can wreak havoc on faith and it can cause great people to loose hope. In their eyes David was nothing. But David did not depend on himself. He said, “I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have deﬁed.”
David knew that God was with him. He had killed a bear and a lion. He had faith that God would not fail him in the battle against Goliath. But most of all he knew that in the name of God almighty all things were possible. His faith became his strength in a seemingly impossible situation. After David killed Goliath the army advanced to victory. God used a Rudy-faced boy to wipe out the enemy of his people.
Whatever the situation is that you may be facing don’t let fear captivate you. Have faith that no matter how hard it may seem that God is with you In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh
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