In our Bible Reading, the Israelites were fighting against the Philistine army. One Philistine soldier, Goliath, was over 9 feet tall. He challenged the Israelite army to bring someone to fight him. If Goliath killed the Israelite, then the Israelites would serve the Philistines. But if an Israelite defeated Goliath, the Philistines would serve the Israelites.
When David saw the giant, he was not afraid. Even though Goliath was big and skilled in fighting, David knew that God could help him defeat Goliath. David took five smooth rocks from a stream and put them in his shepherd’s bag. He held his sling in his hand.
David faced the giant and said in verse 45b, “…I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful, the God of the armies of Israel.” David put a rock in his sling and threw it at the giant man. Goliath fell to the ground.
David trusted God to help him. We, too, should trust God to help us face “giants” in our lives. These “giants” might be financial problems, sickness, divorce or death. Think about David today as you face problems and decisions.