Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God. Charles Stanley
Faith Does Not Give Up
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”
1 Samuel 17:32-33
When David was taken before King Saul, he was full of confidence and faith that the Lord would give him the victory over Goliath. Saul, however, could only see in the natural and was not convinced that a young lad with no experience in battle could defeat a giant who was a seasoned warrior.
The faith within David was activated when he saw how Goliath defied the armies of the living God; David wanted to show the Philistines how the Lord would fight for His people and give them the victory. He also knew that the Israelites needed to see the hand of God move on their behalf in order for them to deal with the lack of faith in their hearts.
As David testified of how the Lord had protected him from wild lions and bears when he was looking after his father’s sheep, Saul’s faith was also built up. David’s perseverance and determination to see God’s name honoured and glorified resulted in victory for the Israelites.
Therefore, when we are confronted by attacks from the enemy, let us not lose heart and cower like the soldiers in the army. Rather, let us stand firm and persevere by putting our faith in the living God who is able to defeat the giants in our lives.
I thank You for Your word which says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Help me, Lord, to apply this to my life so that I may live in victory. Amen.
God bless you.
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju