Great and mighty is the Lord Most High, the keeper of our soul, the lifter of our heads, the guardian of our steps and the savour of our lives. Yet our hearts faint when faced with life challenges, especially the gigantic ones that strip us of our faith and confidence in God despite knowing He is right in the midst of the storm to see us through it all.
It is so because we often forget the greatness of his might
and love for us. Hence, there’s need to continuously ponder on His wonderful works
and be always be boastful. That way, we won’t forget even when the storm comes
slamming against the walls of protection and faith just as David didn’t let the
sight of a giant diminish his understanding of the Lord’s mightiness. So what
will happen when you keep pondering on God’s great wonders?
You will be able to face your giants: Let’s examine the life of David in 1
Samuel 17 but focus will be on VS 34-37 which says: And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and
there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out
after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose
against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant
slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as
one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that
delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he
will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David,
Go, and the LORD be with thee. It is that simple, when you boast of
God’s wonders it gives you boldness and confidence to ride through life’s
storm. Because you know if he could do what He did yesterday, He will still do
greater today and tomorrow. A moment of worry won’t stop you from taking a bold
step just as it did to the children of Israel until David took up the challenge
to show forth God’s might.
It will give you wisdom to know the
weapon to use in fighting your battles: 1 Samuel 17:39-40; And
David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not
proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not
proved them. And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and
chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag
which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near
to the Philistine. One thing I have learned in life is that you don’t use the
same method the enemies are using to fight them back. Because they already know
how it works. They are trained with such weapons for such fights. Besides you
might not be conversant with such so, you develop divine method which they
might think is foolishness and overlook it until they are down on the floor
with you stepping over them. And that means finding that which the Lord has
deposited in you to weather through the storm. In case of David, he remembered
how well he could manage the catapult. Ponder on God’s wonders and you will
know what to do.
To bring down the enemy: 1 Samuel 17:49; And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it,
and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his
forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. It’s that simple.
Boast of the Lord’s wonders and your enemies will be on the floor as it in
Revelation 12:11; And they overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved
not their lives unto the death.
It will make men to celebrate you: 1 Samuel 18:7; And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath
slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. Your ability to conquer
life challenges is what will make you stand tall in the midst of others. The fact
that the war is fierce now, it means it is coming to an end. Don't lose hope.
It will create more enemies: Be rest
assured the greater you are in life the greater the numbers of your enemies but Fear not: for they that be with us are
more than they that be with them 2 Kings 6:16. The Lord will fight for you
and you’ll continuously be victorious but never forget what he did yesterday
for He will do greater works today and tomorrow.
Okay! We will let our hands rest
here but always remember I care and keeping you in my prayers. Be kind to do
same for me and our nation’s peace. Cheers!