What Did David Hear?
What Did David Hear?
What giant is screaming at you? Is it the giant of regret? Is it the giant of fear? Is it the giant of revenge? Is it the giant of debt? What circumstance or giant is screaming defiant words at you? It might be a legal battle. It might be a relationship battle. It might be an employment battle.
What are you hearing in the middle of conflict? Are you hearing the noise of defiance toward God? Are you hearing the voice of God?
Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it.
When the Israelites saw the man, (Goliath) they all ran from him in great fear. 1 Samuel 17:21-24
Goliath was defying the God of Israel. Goliath was defying HOLY GOD, the maker of heaven and earth, the creator, giver and sustainer of life. The people of Israel saw the problem and ran from it – the 9-feet-tall giant Goliath.
Perfect love casts out fear. David loved God. David knew HOLY GOD. He had no fear. His confidence was in God. The 9-feet-tall giant (the circumstance or problem) did not scare him. HE heard the defiance toward God. David was trained as a shepherd to listen for the sounds of the sheep. David heard the giant’s defiance and knew the sound of wickedness and rebellion toward his GOD. David knew God had provided for him in the wilderness and protected him from lions and bears. David’s total trust was in HOLY GOD.
God did not give you a spirit of fear. HE gave you a SPIRIT of Power, Love and a Sound Mind. When you are focusing on the problem versus looking to God, the problem will always look like a scary, towering giant. When you look to God and are filled with HIS SPIRIT of Power, Love and a Sound Mind you will be able to laugh in the face of fear. That towering giant will seem as small as an ant!
What giant is screaming at you? Know that God is bigger than any circumstance or problem. God uses everything, which means every circumstance and problem, to bring you into proper relationship with HIM. God allows the trials and tests in your life to determine what is in your heart.
What will it take for you to totally trust God with ALL of your heart, soul, strength and mind? Walk today in the power of God’s redeeming love for you. Hear HIS voice calling you as HIS child. You are forgiven, redeemed and restored. God sees you with no blemishes. He sees the righteousness of Christ Jesus in you. You can handle the ant in your life, just trust HIM!
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