Let no one lose heart on
account of this Philistine.
—1 Samuel 17:32
Claire has been smacked with a tsunami of setbacks this year. The coronavirus pandemic shut down her business. Her mother, over 600 miles away, suffered a stroke. And her husband was severely injured in a traffic accident.
Claire is fighting those giants with a David-like faith—as in David vs. Goliath, in 1 Samuel 17.
In that chapter, I find only two observations David made about Goliath: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God”—and “I come against you [Goliath] in the name of the Lord Almighty.”
But I find nine David-references to God. David’s God-thoughts outnumbered his Goliath-thoughts nine to two. I expect that’s about the same ratio as Claire’s.
Are you and I four-and-a-half times as likely to think of the strength of God as we are the problems we face?
You must face and fight your giants.
But you’re not alone.