Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
1 Samuel 17:37 NKJV
His fangs gleam. He looks me in the eye and licks his chops. The hellhound is happy to see me. He thinks I am lunch.
David’s hellhound came in the form of a 9 foot 9 inch tall fighting man named Goliath. King Saul lacked the strength, or faith, to face the Philistine. David’s faith, and experience with God, told him he would not be lunch. It did not matter how much Goliath shouted out a menu (1 Samuel 17:44).
Faith is not the absence of doubt. Nor does it ignore the facts and data. Instead, faith is belief greater than doubt or the expected outcome.
God’s people are never victims. We face our trials and tribulations with faith in God. We trust that His solution will see us through. Through Him we are not on the menu for anyone, or anything.
David won against Goliath through his faith in God. Turn and face the hellhound(s) in your life. God is with you. Though faith in His power, you will not be lunch. God’s champions are always victors and never victims.
Think: No matter what I face, I choose to face it through faith in God.
Pray: “Lord, help me to trust in Your strength.”
Copyright © June 2014, Kirk Hunt
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