When I became a Christian I had no Idea about how to face the giants in my life, at least not from a Godly perspective. I think I looked at it pretty much as challenges come and you just have to tough it out, or party through it. Now as I am a Christian, facing giants has a whole new meaning. The kind of giants I am talking about are things like finding out you have a terminal illness, someone very close to you has just passed away, you lost your job and are now loosing your house, you were abused as a child and you are dealing with the anxiety of facing the internal issue and seeking healing. There are so many more. When I first got saved I truly hated myself and facing that giant was very difficult. Getting to the heart of the giant takes courage, faith and God. I had so much fear in my heart and I didn’t believe in myself. I grew up bullied by other kids, when I was younger I was very small and skinny. It wasn’t until I turned sixteen yrs old that I sprouted and those problems ended. Even though they ended I still deal with some of those emotional issues from back then. What I can tell you is even though I still have some emotional issues and fears, I will take on the giants that come. I have learned as David did with the lion and bear. God is faithful and full of joy when we put on faith believing in Him and His word. Lets look at Davids heart in facing Goliath.
1 Samuel 17
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David and Goliath
33 Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. 37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
Notice Saul, doesn’t he sound like the whispers of satin? “You are not able” Isn’t that just like our enemy filling our heads with fear and doubt! If I could count how many times I have heard those thoughts “you are not able”. This is where truth comes in. Listen to David “when a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God”.
This is how David did it,with His truth in God
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37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
If you have conquered a giant before, you can do it again! As David defeated a lion and a bear, he knew if God helped him then, He will do it again! If you haven’t faced your giant yet, then you need to trust God and walk through it trusting Him. Once you have defeated a lion with God you will be ready to take on Goliath! Whatever giants you face you can trust God, you can take hold of His truth, you can put on the faith to be victorious in whatever you face in this life. David didn’t wait for the giant to come to him, he went to the giant, with God at his side.
God bless you and may your faith move mountains by overcoming the giants in your life. God bless you and keep you victorious.
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Please look at http://www.acestudy.org for information on dealing with hurts in childhood. This is the science end–but do not be afraid of science if you are seeking help “facing giants!”
I know how you feel when you are bullied before and now facing giants. Before, I was bullied by 2 boys during my primary 2 to 4 until I fight back then the bully stops. Though the bully stops, it does affect me psychologically. Whenever I remembered it, the Lord helps me
How beautifully written that was!
reminds me of the song, “Be Not Afraid”
you shall cross the barren desert
but you shall not die of thirst
you shall wander far in sefety
though you do not know the way
….know that I was with you all along….be not afraid
I go before you always.
This is a word in due season. I have 3 goliaths staring me down. The biggest challenges of my life! Thank you for this word that has strengthened me to take back hold of my heavenly father and his faith!!
You are so welcome! This is why In his word He says stand strong! If you do, as a bee pollinates the rose so His spirit will do to you. Blessings
Inspiring post. We all have giants to face….
Beautifully written, I have conquered a few giants in my life with the strength of God – and right now I am facing the biggest giant – the death of my husband.
“Once you have defeated a lion with God you will be ready to take on Goliath! Whatever giants you face you can trust God, you can take hold of His truth, you can put on the faith to be victorious in whatever you face in this life…”
With God at my side I have defeated the lion and the bear in years past and now I am taking on Goliath – I praise God that He kept His promise to me and my family and never left us even as I still struggle to pray as He shields me until I am ready to conquer my Goliath. I praise God for His faithfulness and for the faithful life of my husband.
Oh God bless you, you shall be in my prayers. When you feel ready read my post I would have too. I know what you are going through, you are not alone! May God comfort you and fill you with the Glory and truth of what is unseen!
Thank you – and yes God has comforted us and has revealed and kept His promises to us.
The thing with some battles is they might take a bit longer, but it doesn’t mean you can’t handle it exactly the same way as any other! I always like your posts, Ken and this is no different and like one of the commenters posted, “this is a word in due season!” Great job and since I can’t ever leave commenting on your posts without “preaching” this all ties in with this Holy Scripture:
Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
You can see the truth of this in EVERYTHING you just wrote!
As always, awesome brother!!
God bless you continually!!
Thanks you are always a blessing!
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Everybody’s giants are different. Yet, as Christians we can all learn to deal with them in a like manner. Through diving into Gods word, and seeking him through prayer. God Bless.
Awesome post. We all have to face Giants. I have also been bullied and abused and thank God that he showed me the Light and helped me to overcome my situations…He is the answer!! I pray that other abuse victims will find tht out too….
For me the “giant” came in the first two years of my marriage. My wife got sick and we were bombarded with a whole array of issues. Facing the giant head-on as a real entity, was much different than the theoretical. Looking back on the situation, I am still amazed that God was there, even when I doubted. And I believe my wife and I are stronger because of it. Thanks for your post about “giants;” it is a good reminder that God is faithful!
Isn’t it awesome that no matter what we go through if we trust Him, He deposits a part of Himself through it. In my life I believe because God is bringing me up into His glory and purposes I experience more giants than normal for years. It has gotten to the point I have embraced it! I now seek out giants for some these might not even be giants but for me they are! I will not allow another giant to hinder me or my faith in God! Let His blessings continue to shower you!!!!