by Dave Messenger
Have you ever encountered a GIANT in your life? By a GIANT I am referring to something that seems to be an insurmountable problem or issue. You try to knock these giants down, but they often times seem to only grow stronger with the passing of time.
These GIANTS can present themselves in many ways to us at any time in our lives. The GIANTS you face today could be many things like fear, failure of the past, a sudden illness or disease, a family crisis, anxiety, depression, mental illness, addiction, loss of job or income, loss of spouse or family member, a financial burden, an unbelieving spouse or child, someone has slandered you or filed a lawsuit against you, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, marital problems, and many others too.
So how do you deal with these GIANTS? We find the answers in the Old Testament story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel chapter 17. Looking at the great bible story of David vs. Goliath in 1 Samuel 17 we can learn a great deal from it and how we can apply it to our lives today. It seems that when we look at a lot of characters in the bible we can often times see similarities between the things they were going through then to some of the same struggles or issues we face today.
What is your "Giant"? What is the biggest obstacle you are facing, right now?
I know that you might be facing a giant right now. How do I know? We all face giants of some kind in our lives. Life is like that - out of the routine, normal day to day stuff emerges a giant, a challenge, a mountain, problem, etc. Surprise!
So how do you deal with and defeat these GIANT when they come into our lives? There are several keys to defeating the GIANT you are facing that can be found in the story of David and Goliath.
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Due to some technical difficulties with recording the sermon on Sunday, April 30 we were not able to upload the sermon to the website. Therefore we are providing the "Facing Your Giants Sermon Notes" for anyone who would like to have them since the recording is not available.