Face your Giant how?

IMG_2511While some are having vacations and BBQ parties, there are others who are steeped in problems and heartache and it seems no one wants to hear about it. It is to that second group that I say: “Hello to all of you that can identify with the Psalmist David, a man who was often in deep trouble!”

David was an exceptional young man, a shepherd, a poet, a songwriter, a King and a man after God’s own heart, which came to a valley of decision, prevailed (withstood) and won! Young David went to take food to his brothers, who were fighting at the front line, and heard a roar going up from a “braggadocios” giant named Goliath. The Philistines and the men of Israel were on standing on the hills on opposite sides of a valley. That valley belonged to Judah the tribe of Praise, and the Philistines were determined to fight for it and win. This story could be in tomorrow’s headlines, couldn’t it?  It is said that the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing on your mind before you go to sleep are the most important things in your life. Goliath made sure that the first thing the Israelites heard in the morning and the last thing before they went to sleep were his brags about tearing them to pieces and feeding their bodies to the birds! I will cut out all the details for the sake of space and say that David convinced Saul to let him have a shot at the giant (sling shot that is). David was part of the tribe of Judah and had been raised to praise God, abiding in praise as you can tell when you read his Psalms, and this was his valley too! He ran toward the Giant spinning that slingshot and even though he had chosen 5 smooth stones, it only took one as it hit him right in the only unprotected spot on his head between his eyes, and down he went!

When we are facing a giant who is trying to take away our property, our praise and our happiness, we must face him head on and throw that stone of prayer and praise to knock him out! David then jumped up on his chest and cut off his head (this is rated PG13 for violence). He took that head into his tent and put it on a pole!

The head represents authority, we take authority over the giants in our lives when we ask God in the name of Jesus and use stones made from the blood He shed on the Cross! When He died for us He gave us the authority to be-head our giant problems.

John 14:12-14 “Believe me: I am in my Father and my Father is in me. If you can’t believe that, believe what you see—these works. The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.

Face it, Jesus healed those who were crippled and blind, He cleansed the lepers and raised the dead, so if he left us with the power to do what He did, then can’t we at least face our giants knowing that He will be there for us? YES we can!

Come on “David”, sing a Psalm, let’s start with a verse from 91:15-16 He shall call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him, with long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation!

That is God giving us his promise to be with us when we face our giants, and He, unlike some of us, actually keeps His promises!

Pray and face your giants with praise!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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3 Responses to Face your Giant how?

  1. LCAM says:

    Thank you. I am so glad that God Himself never fails us. Please don’t give up writing the words Father God gives us each day through you no matter what may come.

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  2. Patricia Bowen says:

    Yeah, Face those giants!! Great advice.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Fredy says:

    Awesome! Thank you! I know several that need this and I am passing it on!

    Liked by 1 person

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