And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid. 1 Samuel 17:10-11
Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” 1 Samuel 17:28
We all know the story of David and Goliath. It was one of my favorite stories growing up. As I was reading this again, I thought about how much fear surrounded the men Israel that day. It says that even Saul, the king, was afraid. Fear causes people to react differently. Especially if they enemy has been taunting them for some time.
I don’t know who you are or what’s happening to you but let me just say this; the devil is on the prowl, trying to devour your hope, your promise, your faith in God and even your victory. Don’t allow his voice to speak louder than Gods. Pull out the stone God gave you. That’s right. Now put it in the sling and begin to twirl it round and round. Take aim. Release!
Now see your enemy on the ground under your feet, his head in hand, defeated. That’s right because that’s what Jesus did for you. Don’t walk with your head down, focused on your feet. Lift up your eyes. Help is on the way. Jesus! By your side, hand in yours. You are never alone!