Posted by Greg Sykes on 22 March 2017

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. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head.

My whole life I've struggled with crippling fear and insecurity. So much so, that if I arrived late to class, I would be too afraid to walk in front of the class to get to my desk, so I would hide in the hallway until it was time to change classes.  I’ve wasted many years of my life cowering in fear.

My five-year-old son is fascinated with the story of David and Goliath. He smiles ear to ear every time we read it! He is amazed at the story of how a boy with just one smooth stone could defeat a once undefeatable giant!

Some days I feel like a little boy in the face of a taunting giant as I look at my finances, my calendar or even a person at work with whom I need to have a difficult conversation. But I don't face these giants alone or in my own strength. Like David, I can face them in the name of the Lord Almighty!

Although my insecurity may rear its’ ugly head at certain points throughout the rest of my life, I’m no longer a slave to it that insecurity. I know who and whose I am. I’m a child of God, loved and enough just as I am!

You and I can stand tall and face the battle before us today with confidence, knowing that the God of David is with us on the battlefield RIGHT now. He has been with us every step of the way and He will go before us every step on the road ahead. We do not fight alone.

With God, no situation is hopeless, no one is too broken, and often, the things that seem impossible to us are the very places God often shows His strength and wonder working power most in our lives.



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