We all experience fear.
We all experience doubt.
Maybe we doubt that we know all the answers to that final exam despite having crammed for it for a week. Maybe we fear and worry what our parents will say about our report card.
Or maybe we doubt God is truly there and listening and we begin to stress and worry about what will happen.
Recently I was reading the story of David and Goliath. In 1 Samuel 17: 38-40 Saul pits armor on David to go into battle but what happens next??
David takes off the armor because he hadn’t worn it before. He’s about to go into battle…….and he rids himself of the armor. WOW!
I don’t think I’d go into battle with no armor. Anyone else agree?
David TRUSTED God completely. He trusted God enough to into battle with just a staff, stones and a sling. Meanwhile Goliath is decked out with a sword and a spear.
But is David scared? No way! In fact he gets up to Goliath and starts BOASTING in the Lord. He trusts that God will be by his side, so David is just trash talking. He’s going, “Oh yeah? Well my God is on my side and He will strike you down”
Guys? What if we did this when we did to experience worry, fear and doubt?
What if we BOASTED in God.
What exactly would this look like?
It would mean we have such enormous faith and trust in the character of God and who God is that we don’t worry as much.
It would mean our first response would be to remind ourselves how BIG God is instead of how big our small problems may seem.
It would mean going into prayer first, rather as a last resort.
It would mean having giant-like faith in God just as David did.
Friends, I pray whatever you are dealing with today, that you begin to establish that giant-like faith with God. Know that God is who HE says He is. Know that God is faithful, everlasting and constant. I pray that you begin to seek God in moments of fear and doubt. I pray that you lean on God and establish giant-like faith with God.
Grace and ease,