Just A Sling and a Stone

Posted on: 7-15-112015

Friday night we attended my four year old grandson’s tee ball game.  My son commented on how small the field was to him now as a grown up compared to when he was four years old.  He said he remembered thinking that the field he played on as a very young boy seemed so gigantic to him and that he didn’t feel as if he would ever be able to hit the ball over the fence, but looking at it now, he knows he could hit the ball over the fence with ease.  In much the same way, when we are young Christians, we can often times be intimidated by the smallest trial in our life.  We can look at our circumstances and be afraid that God will not be able to see us through.  However, as we mature in our relationship with Christ and grow stronger in our faith, those trials that once seemed larger than life can shrink right before our eyes.  As we walk with Christ, our experiences with Him give us confidence and assurance that He will see us through no matter what we face.  Many of us are familiar with the story of David slaying the giant, Goliath, with just his sling and a stone.  Where did he gain his unwavering faith that God would defeat Goliath through him?  He had already experienced God’s faithfulness when he defeated a lion and a bear who were trying to attack his sheep.  David’s faith grew and when he faced the giant, he didn’t even hesitate.  He trusted God completely because the giant in his path was no match to the God he served.

“So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him.” 1 Samuel 17:50


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