“I for my part shall trust even in you…in God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid” – Psalm (56: 3-4).
David was a young man out in the fields tending his father Jesse’s sheep when he was sent out on an errand to deliver food to his bothers down at the battle field. He spotted a 6’9 giant named Goliath who was mocking the Israelites. Everyone was scared. But David after one glance and he was decided. Unlike others, he was not cowered and went out to King Saul, whom he pleaded to go and fight Goliath.
Goliath despised David. But never mind, David ignored and challenged him by crying out, “I am coming to you in the name of Jehovah” and then delivered a fatal blow using stones from his pouch. The Philistine giant fell down dead. That’s when the rest of the Israel army drew strength and chased out the Philistines (I Sam 17:45).
Where did David draw his strength? It is clear where others had been afraid David wasn’t ruffled. His secret lay in looking up to the Lord from whom he drew his strength. That spirit of valor based on looking up to the Lord even when faced with giant obstacles was to feature through his life and bring him victory.
What mountain are you facing today? Is it a giant mocking at you like Goliath? Instead of looking at its size and listening in to all the discouraging noise around, just look up to the Lord who will bring victory.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that whatever giant of a problem I may seem to face I look up to you for strength, this I pray in Jesus’s name!