I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

The Scripture often uses hyperbole to make a point. I believe that’s the case when we look at the story of David and the giant Goliath.

When we read the story in I Samuel, we see that David has come to the battlefield to check on his brothers, not to engage in a fight. But he hears Goliath’s challenge and is astonished—not at the giant’s words but that no one has taken up the gauntlet.

David hasn’t prepared for a conflict; but God has prepared him through his many experiences in everyday life. David may be the youngest male on the field; but with God, age doesn’t matter. David has no weapons; but God has weapons already in place. David seems to be going forward against overwhelming odds; but with God he has the victory.

Essentially, everything is against David. But God…

Without looking at the obvious, David trusts the One who has been with him in previous trials. He uses familiar weapons that he’s proven in the past. He goes out trusting in the name of the LORD Almighty, and the enemy is defeated.

No giant is too big for God. He is the one who fights for us and through us, and he is glorified in victory. The bigger the battle, the greater the triumph.

Father, open our eyes to see that it is not us but you who can defeat every spiritual enemy in our paths. You are glorified when we acknowledge and surrender our weakness to you, realizing that only in you do we conquer. Thank you.

Author: mcurry09

Marthe Curry is director of the World Missions Department of her diocese in Texas. In that capacity, she frequently travels internationally to empower individuals and communities in discipleship and development. She loves to teach, write, and garden. Marthe has a Ph.D. from the University of the Incarnate Word. She has two children, grandchildren, two dogs, and lives in San Antonio. She looks forward to your comments and questions.

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