I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world. John 16:33 (HCSB)
I am a big reader. I love to read books of all genres, from literature, to poetry, and of course Christian living and most importantly, the Bible. As a Sunday School teacher, I love to make the stories of the Bible come to life. One thing I realized during my preparation for this week’s lessons, is that many times we view the stories as just that, and forget that these stories are real, true examples of how big our God is, and that every word written in the great Book is living and active.
One thing that we talked about yesterday morning, is that these accounts are not mere stories, they are examples, and they give us a picture of exactly who God is. As we discussed the familiar story of David and Goliath, one thing became known that I had never put into perspective; the same God that David served, is the same God that I serve.
David, a young boy, full of trust and bravery, slayed the giant with one smooth stone. He trusted in God when no one else did, because he knew his God--our God, is bigger than any giant to come his way. What kind of giants are you facing today? Where are you struggling? Sometimes our giants are so big that we can’t see how things are possibly going to get better.
No matter what we are facing today, we know that in an eternal perspective, we can trust God, because He is good. Things may not always be easy, but we need to continue to remember the words of Jesus in John 16:33. Jesus promises two things: struggle, and to take heart, because He has overcome the world. Whatever giants you are facing today, remember you serve the same God as David, the God of Abraham, the God of Jacob. Take heart sisters, God is bigger than our giants.
God, I thank you for Your word and for your faithfulness. I know life is not always easy, however God I know that You are good, and I can trust you in all things. I make the choice to trust you with my giants, regardless of what my feelings may say, because you are faithful. I love you Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Read the story of Joshua and Caleb in Numbers 13:14. How did they view their giants vs God?
What was the result of their trust in God?
Remember we serve the same God as Joshua and Caleb. How does that put your giant mentality into perspective?