I asked God with tears swelling in my eyes, “why am I here? Why did you leave me?” God answered back. Y’all. If anyone has ever heard his voice, it’s so sweet and calming. He told me, “I never left you. You left me.” – excerpt from Krissy’s Story
Today’s Promise reminds us look at our problems from the perspective of God’s presence and power. I love the story of King David as a young boy, walking towards the giant, Goliath, with a handful of stones and a slingshot. He could have focused on the size of the giant, or of the Philistine Army behind him, but he kept walking forward. He saw them, to be sure, but his focus was on the size of God’s power…the presence of the Almighty God. David knew God was with him, and he was prepared for God to hand him the victory. The story of David and Goliath demonstrates our source of faith. It’s not our own size, strength, or resources, but the power of God If we focus on our problems, they will seem like giants. If we focus on God, we’ll see our problems in the light of his power instead. That’s hope.
David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I’m about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there’s an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he’s handing you to us on a platter!” – 1 Samuel 45-46a MSG
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He will fight for you.