Faith Defeats Our Giants

1 Samuel 17:26, 32 NLT

26 “David asked the soldiers standing nearby, “What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?”

32 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”

David, the young shepherd boy, is a great example of what will happen when we act in faith and leave our fears behind. David understood His true identity. He knew that He was a child of God. He was confident in God’s ability to protect him. He understood that with God’s help, he would be victorious over Goliath, the Philistine giant that he was going to fight. David also remembered that God had given him victory in the past, when he had to fight lions and bears to protect his sheep.

Although David was a shepherd, and Goliath was a warrior who had been fighting all his life, David didn’t let that discourage him. He wasn’t the least bit concerned about Goliath’s qualifications. He knew that all he needed was the power of God to operate on his behalf. Because of David’s faith in God, he was able to defeat the giant Goliath with a simple stone.

1 Samuel 17:45 NIV, “David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

David’s story reminds us that no matter what “giants” we must face, when we put our faith in God, He will equip us with all we need to win the fight. David never let fear hinder him, and neither should we. The same God who empowered David, will empower us. No “giants” we face are too big for our God.

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29 thoughts on “Faith Defeats Our Giants

  1. Your posts lately seem to be hitting home, big sis! Bless the Lord for the inspiration He continues to give to you. One thing you say that has my mind whirling is this: David knew who He was. That gives a punch! Knowing who we are or more specifically, WHOSE we are gives us all the confidence we need to defeat our giants. Our Father is NOT dead but ALIVE so because of this, we can face tomorrow, today, the issues of yesterday – Hallelujah- we can face it through God! 🥳🥳💃🏾💃🏾

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  2. Amen Amen…. Thanks Dawn for this well written post. You just reminded me no giant is too big for me… Whatever trials comes at me I will let my God, My Lord and savior fight them… He’s always there… ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Amen 🙏🏿. Hallelujah. David has confidence in God. His faith was not reliant on man but in the One who has fought His battles time and time again. May God increase our faith and teach us to depend on Him and not the weapons of this world. Our weapon is the word of God. God bless you Dawn. Have a blessed day 😊

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  4. Good post Dawn, perfect for where I am right now. God has impressed upon me there is a change coming in my life and even though I can trust Him my flesh wants to stay put where and not get out of my comfort zone. Thanks.

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    1. You’re welcome Betty. I’m glad this post was helpful to you. I think I understand how you feel. I’ve got some big changes coming up too. God is faithful and will take care of us. I pray God strengthens you as you trust Him to take you through this season of change in your life. Leaving the comfort zone is never easy, but God will be with you as you obey His instructions. ❤️❤️❤️

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  5. Great post! imagine what this world would look like if we all stepped out in faith the way David did! And even more, if we all fully understood who we are and our identity in Christ! Thanks for sharing! I’m apart of a multi-author Christian blog and we would love to have your voice and perspective on it! If you ever want to guest post check us out at DailyPS.com!

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    1. Thanks Alex for commenting! David set a great example for us with his unwavering faith. Knowing our identity in Christ will definitely change our lives. Thanks for the site info! 😊

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