It is likely that you have heard or read the story of David and Goliath sometime in your life. David was only a teenager when God used him to do what seemed impossible. God used him to literally slay a giant.
When we read the story, we do not find David fearfully trembling in the presence of his monstrous foe. Humanly speaking, David was no match for the giant he faced. Goliath stood almost 10 feet tall. His coat of bronze alone weighed 125 pounds. His spear and iron spearhead weighed 17 pounds. Goliath was one enormous mass of muscle and hate. He had been a warrior from his youth. On the other hand, David, was a youth and a simple shepherd.
David’s bold approach to facing a giant is one we should take when facing big issues. David knew who his deliverer was, and reaffirmed this truth in one of his psalms, “The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall l fear?” (Psalm 27:1). God had seen him through life-threating situations before and he knew God would see him through this one, too. David knew facing the giant was the right solution to the problem.
We can have the same confidence and peace of mind, even when confronted with life’s biggest challenges. God wants us to learn to put our trust and confidence in Him. In times of need, we must learn to patiently and faithfully wait on God.
David was victorious in defeating a giant because he followed these basic principles. David took a fearless faith-filled approach to facing his problems. He knew that if God was for him, not even an actual giant could defeat him. David also prepared for battle. He had spent years developing the talents God had given him. He wisely prepared for battle by bringing five good stones. Finally, he did the right thing. David acted to do what was necessary to bring an end to the problem.
There is no problem—great or small—that God will not help us with if we ask Him. He is ready and eager to deliver us. May God help you slay the giants in your life.