When a Man Fights in Faith
And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:32 ESV)
Goliath was intimidating. Backed by the Philistine army, he came out every day for forty days to taunt and threaten the army of Israel.
Fear paralyzes even warriors. The men of Israel, along with their King, Saul, were at an impasse. Their fear kept them from going any further.
They were face to face with an enemy they weren’t confident they could defeat. So, rather than fighting, they stood trembling.
David, the youngest of eight brothers, had been sent by his father to check on his older brothers who were in the army. As he approached the camp he heard Goliath’s threats and dishonor of God.
Instead of trembling in fear, David responded out of his faith. He was stirred to action, eventually facing the giant and bringing him to his death.
One man’s faith can conquer the fear of an entire army.
The tide had turned. Now the Philistines were trembling, while Israel was shouting. All because one man stood up to fight.
Is the enemy taunting and threatening you, attempting to strike fear in you?
Don’t stand paralyzed and afraid! Rise up in faith! Your God is your shield! The battle belongs to Him, and He always wins!
Today I refuse to be paralyzed with fear. I choose to trust in The Lord of Heaven’s Armies to bring victory to my life, my family, my church, and my community.
In Jesus’ name, amen!