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Fears can become giants


Many of us are very familiar with the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). We know it so well that we tend to just skim over it, but I want to take a moment to come back and take a look at the details! The beauty of Scripture is how much it shines in the details.

In Chapter 17 we hear how we have a battle with the Philistines on one mountain side and the Israelites on the other mountain side, in between them is the Valley of Elah. The giant Goliath comes out of the camp and down to the Valley and yells towards the Israelites, defying God and calling for someone to challenge him.

If we read later on we hear how Goliath "came up out of the ranks of the Philistines" (1 Samuel 17:23). At first he just came out to the valley, but now he is right up in the Israelites camp! Right in their face!

What fears or struggles do you have in your own life? What battles are you still fighting? Many times as women we have a habit of "stuffing our stuff", as Catholic Speaker Crystalina Evert says. We push our struggles, anxieties and fears down. The problem with that is it's not a matter of IF those fears will come deal with us, but a matter of WHEN.

If we don't deal with our fears, our fears will become like that giant Goliath, and come right into our camp to deal with us.

Maybe you're at that point now, where you feel like those fears are now giants. My dear sisters, God is greater than our fears! The beauty of the story of David and Goliath is how we went about to defeat this giant.

He didn't put on any armour like a regular soldier would, in fact he makes it a point to "remove it" (1 Samuel 17:39). David knew that the only way to defeat Goliath, was with the power and Armour of God!

Don't tell God how big your fears are...instead tell your fears how big your God is! Take a moment to reflect what is one fear or one struggle you have hidden down. And ask God for his Armour, for his strength to defeat it!

Walking Together, Sandra

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