“You + God = Victory”
1 Samuel 17:45 NIV
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”
This morning as I was reading about David defeating Goliath, it got me thinking about all the giants I find myself dealing with each and every day. I thought about not only the giants I deal with, but the giants so many others deal with as well. We all have our “giants” that intimidate us and cause us to retreat back into defeat so often. We see something that looks way too big and challenging to conquer and we fall back to the comfortable life we’re used to.
I cannot help but think it totally breaks God’s heart when He sees His children deal with the many giants in life like David dealt with. There have been so many different challenged and obstacles in my life and I continue to daily deal with fears of different giants that I think I cannot overcome. But then I get to thinking about how so often I think only about how I can overcome, when it’s not really about me at all. It’s totally about what God wants to do in me and through me.
As I thought more about this story and passage today, I considered how so often I become overwhelmed by the giants I face instead of becoming overwhelmed by God’s awesome presence in my life. I so often forget that even though giants come against me with intimidating tactics, I can come against them with the very awesome power of God Almighty. It’s so inspiring to read this story of faith and courage of David.
We are all facing giants of many kinds in life these days. Whether they are giants from the past or ones that have just risen into our lives, they often seem overwhelming and unstoppable. What we must remember is that nothing is too powerful for God to help us overcome through Him. We need to always remember that when God is behind us, nothing is impossible and He will often do things we never dreamed of.
Can you imagine the look on the faces of the crowd of people after David defeated Goliath? I’m sure everyone was totally amazed and it was all because God did something absolutely amazing through David who was faithful and devoted.
I want to encourage all of us today, that no matter what giants we are dealing with in our lives, to remember that You + God = Victory! We need to stop focusing on what our giants come against us with and focus more on the power that God gives us against our giants!
We have victory over giants with Almighty God!