By Hannah Ng’uni
Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!” -1 Samuel 17:37
When David stepped up and put himself forward to fight Goliath, he was confident he would defeat him even though he was looked down upon because of his age. He was told being he was young and inexperienced; he would not be able to come up against a man who has been fighting since his youth. He was not even in the army or dressed to fight. There was a reason the army of Israel were afraid of this giant. I imagine some might have laughed at David’s proposal.
What is so encouraging about David’s stance in this story that I believe we can learn from, is that fact that he refused to allow the words of the naysayers to dishearten him and instead stood on his confidence in God who delivered him in the past knowing that He is faithful. It is the same God after all therefore this victory was a given, no doubt. Wow! Now that is the level of boldness I desire.
There comes a time in life when we just need to shut out the voices of the naysayers, sceptics, critics and all enemies of progress, take a bold stand in faith and trust in the Lord’s faithfulness.
“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Dear Lord, thank you for reminding us that You are faithful, You do not change. No obstacle is too big for You to handle, we choose to shut out the voices of the naysayers and choose to stand on your promises. We declare boldness! In Jesus name, amen
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