Goliath was a Philistine champion from Gath who the bible describes as being over nine feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet & coat that weighed 125 pounds by itself, along with bronze leg armor and a bronze javelin he carried on his shoulder. The shaft of his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver’s beam (approximately 2 – 2 ½ inches thick) and just the iron spearhead by itself weighed about 15 pounds. There is no doubt that he was intimidating to say the least. Yet, I had to laugh at the fact that even though Goliath was covered in armor and ready for battle, he still felt the need to have his armor bearer walk ahead of him carrying a shield.
Seriously folks! Goliath may have been a big man in stature, but certainly not brave; at least not in my eyes.
Now think about David. He was just a young shepherd boy who spent his days tending to his father’s sheep. And yet the Lord decided to use him to fight against Goliath. (Not only do we see the Lord’s hand in this situation, but He also gives us a glimpse of His sense of humor.)
When David faced Goliath, he said to him, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!” 1 Samuel 17:45-46 NLT
And with the flick of David’s wrist and one stone, the bible tells us David killed Goliath, smack dab in the center of his forehead. Talk about an aim!
So I ask you.....
Are you face to face with Goliath today; maybe a sickness, financial difficulty, stressed or maybe depressed? Feeling abandoned or alone? Has discouragement taken root in your heart? Each one of us has something in our lives we are struggling with at this moment. If you deny it, then, chances are pride may be your Goliath!
Have you ever considered just how big God is? Take a moment and “try” to picture it. Bit difficult, isn’t it?
The bible tells us in Isaiah 40:12 NLT, "Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?"
Folks…..We serve a God with hands big enough to hold the ocean.
HE IS A BIG GOD!!!!
If we serve a God of this magnitude......is there really anything too difficult for Him to handle? The bible tells us Luke 1:37 NLT “For nothing is impossible with God.”
No matter what language you say it in – Nothing, niente, nada, τίποτα, nichts)...it still means NOTHING!!!!!
So be encouraged today and know without doubt –
There is NOTHING - NOT ONE THING impossible with God!!!!
Be blessed my family & friends! I pray that as you continue to seek the Lord, His favor would shine over you completely!
Love you all!