April 18 Devotion

Facing Your Giants

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.” 1 SAMUEL 17:45

What giants are you facing? The giant of peer pressure? Of different ideologies and philosophies fighting for control of your life? What about giants like social injustice, moral deterioration, or crime? Or maybe the giant of fear, joblessness, broken relationships, or family conflict? Young David faced a giant named Goliath, a member of the Philistine nation—a bitter enemy of God’s people. Goliath was more than nine feet tall and clothed with heavy armor. His spear was about the size of a tree trunk. Goliath was one of the largest men in recorded history. He defied the army of Israel, challenging them to send a man against him. David volunteered. Goliath had David out-armed and out-experienced. Goliath was a great warrior; David was not. His only weapon was a slingshot—and a deep dependence on God And God gave him victory. Everyone has problems, and Christ wants to help you face yours—if you will let Him. No matter what giants you are facing today, put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10–18) and trust Him to give you victory.