“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty”
-1 Samuel 17:45 NIV
The odds were not in David’s favor. Goliath was a big man and a skilled warrior. The fact that he would march out daily and challenge anyone from Israel to fight him is a testimony to his confidence. David was a shepherd. He was the youngest of his brothers. But David was not intimidated by Goliath. Far from being intimidated, David was infuriated. That Goliath would stand out in the valley and loudly mock the Israelites, who were the army of God, was intolerable to David. David was entirely confident that the LORD would help him shut that bully’s mouth. David put his faith in action and God brought Goliath down. It was David’s faith and complete confidence in God that caused him to undertake a task that many others were terrified to approach. What daunting tasks are giving you doubts? Is there a situation in your life that seems destined to destroy you? Call it your Goliath, and trust in the LORD as you face it head on. God has already defeated our most dreaded enemy, the devil. Now sin and death can do us no harm. Trust Him to go with you into your daily battles as well.