David said to the Philistine, “You come to me using sword, spear, and javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful, the God of the armies of Israel. You have said bad things about him.” I Samuel 17:45 ERV
Have you ever felt that way when you hear someone trashing the name of Jesus or using Gods name to damn things? I have! I’ve even said to them, “Hey! Stop already! That name means something special to me!” Well that’s exactly how David felt when he overheard Goliath doing the same thing.
David was just a young boy when he said these words to a giant, a man who had caused all of Israel to freak out for quite some time. But David knew the power of His God, mighty to save and deliver. I loved this translation where he called the Lord All-Powerful! How did he learn these things about God? In a valley while tending sheep.
Perhaps you’re in a valley tending sheep right now. This is your time when you learn to lean into the mighty power of God to deliver, save and keep. This is the time when you learn who God is and what He’s capable of. There may be a battle you’re about to face that will test what you know about Him. When you face your giant, remember what you learned in the valley. He will never leave you, He’s always got your back.
He didn’t say you would never go through hard places, but He did say He’d be with you. He never said there would be no battles, but He did say He would fight them for you. This might be the day when you face your enemy and say with a loud voice, “You can mock me, but you cannot mock my God and get away with it. He is well able to deliver you into my hand!” Now, go choose your stone and when you throw it, it will not miss it’s mark.
Father, I’m so thankful to be Your child and to have deep intimate knowledge of who You are and what You’re capable of. There’s absolutely nothing impossible for You and the giant I’m facing right now must bow a knee to You. I will walk in victory today because You already won and have given my enemy into my hand. It’s in Your All-Powerful Name I pray, Amen.