Run Towards Your Giant!
One of the most familiar stories in the Old Testament is the true account of a young Israelite shepherd boy named David who took on a nine-foot-tall giant named Goliath… and won! This story is the classic tale of the underdog triumphing, and continues to give hope, inspiration and encouragement to ordinary people today.
Although many of us living in the 21st will never face a terrifying opponent on the battle field, all of us face giants in our lives on a regular basis.
What giant are you being intimidated by today? Maybe your giant is a relationship problem or a parenting challenge. Maybe your giant comes dressed as a health issue, financial difficulty, or some other sort of worry or fear. Maybe it is stress, pressure, addictions, or struggling with a low self-esteem.
Whatever giant is coming against you today, the Bible assures us that we can have victory over any giant. When David saw the giant that was taunting the people of God, David said, “You come to me with a sword… But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts… whom you have defied.” With that, David ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. He ran towards his giant – and he prevailed!
The next time you’re facing a giant, don’t run away from it – run towards it – and you will win. God’s Word declares that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength today. Never, never give up!
Pastor Chris Jordan