In the post David and Goliath, we read about how David knocked down the Philistine giant Goliath with just one weapon. No, that weapon was not the stone. It was faith in Jesus Christ.
When you have read the Bible carefully, you know that God, throughout history, has promised people of His blessings if they follow Him and obey Him. You also read how He has fulfilled these promises when people obeyed Him. For example, His promise to Abraham to give him descendants (through Jesus) as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore (Genesis 22:17). And to bless Zacharias and Elizabeth with a son (John), who would be a forerunner to Jesus Christ himself (Luke 1:13-17). The second promise was fulfilled and the first one is still being fulfilled even as you read these words! In both cases, the God-fearing couples were blessed even though they were of ripe age.
We all face giants in the form of problems and challenges in our lives. Abraham and Zacharias had their own problems. If you trust the God of the Bible - Jesus Christ - he promises to take over your burdens too.
Here are some verses from the Bible that will reassure you that God is in charge:
- Matthew 11:28 - "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
- Psalms 55:22 - "Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
- 1 Peter 5:7 - "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
- Isaiah 54:17 - "No weapon formed against you shall prosper...This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD..."
In one of the Sunday services, our pastor made a profound statement:
"The greater your spiritual destiny, the greater the giants God trains you to overcome."
In difficult times, make sure you are on God's side. Then He will be on yours. Remember, He took your side first, by sending Jesus to die for you!
I read somewhere, that "1 + God = Majority." And Majority wins!
This topic will take an interesting turn in the next related post. So keep visiting!