Have you ever read the story of David and Goliath in the book of 1 Samuel? I encourage you to read it, it’s an an amazing story. The story begins with the Philistines gathering their armies together to battle against Saul and the men of Israel. Prior a righteous man by the name Samuel was sent by God to anoint Saul as new king over his people of Israel. The elders didn’t want Samuel as king any more because of him becoming of age. Also, nor did they want his sons to become king either because they did not walk in his ways. Can you imagine being a boss or a CEO and the people around you rejected you? Saying all kinds of mean words, to your face just like how they treated Samuel. Don’t belittle yourself once they reject you they reject God. Lets continue with the story.. After the elders of Israel wanted a new king. God told Samuel go ahead and give them a new king. They rejected God and they leaned on their own understanding. God told Samuel also soon they will be crying out to me. Have you ever leaned on your own understanding? Or went outside of God’s will because of not being patience enough to wait to hear his voice? I will be honest I have. It was not a great outcome. In the book of Proverbs it states that
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.”
As David and Goliath story continues the Philistines and Saul men of Israel were getting ready to battle. There were one Philistines whom wanted to battle any of Israel and his name was Goliath. Goliath was six feet in height and had bronze metals on his legs. As you can see in the picture above, Goliath was a huge man. Before the battle had started, Goliath spoke with a loud tone. “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me.” Guess who that servant will be? David, a young child who never battle any one before. His main skills were to hunt animals and tend his sheep in the wilderness. Did those skills matter to God? Certainly not, But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Long as Samuel was fearless and that he had faith that God was by his side to defeat his enemy. David killed Goliath just by one shot. He picked up a sling with a stone and struck Goliath in his forehead. But before Goliath was laughing at David because of his size, nor did he one bruise on his body. It’s amazing how God chooses the least noticeable person to be used for his glory. As I end this blog I just want to encourage my brothers and sisters. Let God fight your battles. Put everything in God’s hand and he will take care everything else. Even if you’re facing a storm cast your anxieties upon him and he will take care of you. Remember its temporary not permanent, God loves you and he will never forsake you.