In the online Bible study, Stressed-less Living, our chapter for this week was “Overcoming Your Giants.” The Scripture reference was, of course, the story of David and Goliath, found in I Samuel 17.
I believe most of us have Goliaths in our lives. That’s not a typo–the ‘s’ at the end of Goliath. There’s usually more than one Goliath happening at the same time. Some may be larger than others, but still, we are dealing with them–one way or another.
Presently, I have two Goliaths in my life The background and details are of no consequence to this post, Suffice it to say, they loom large in my life. One Goliath has almost consumed me over the last few weeks. Every thought, word and/or action has been overshadowed, and in some cases, influenced by this Goliath. So, how have I addressed these giants and brought them back down to size?
Prayer and praying the word of God. The Bible tells us in Hebrews 4:12 “
- For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword. . . ” I find scriptures that address the giants and I pray those scriptures until my faith has increased and the giants are no longer giants. It sounds simple, and for some giants it is simple. Pray the word – and the giant disappears. But it’s not always that simple or easy. In that case, I must persevere. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4.
Finally, one of my favorite scripture passage says “…
- having done all, to stand.” I have prayed, I’ve prayed the Word, I’ve persevered. I’ve done all I can do, so I stand. I stand on the word of God and His promises. He has never and will never fail me. Blessed be the name of the Lord!