Dear God, help me to focus on YOU and not on me. It’s a big struggle, not being able to focus on you because my problems are in the way. Help me to look past them and see you instead! I love you. I need you. Amen
Your Goliath doesn’t carry sword or shield; he brandishes blades of unemployment, abandonment, sexual abuse, or depression. Your giant doesn’t parade up and down the hills of Elah; he prances through your office, your bedroom, your classroom. He brings bills you can’t pay, grades you can’t make, people you can’t please, whiskey you can’t resist, pornography you can’t refuse, a career you can’t escape, a past you can’t shake, and a future you can’t face.
You know well the roar of Goliath. […]
You recognize his walk and wince at his talk. You’ve seen your Godzilla. The question is, is he all you see? You know his voice- but is it all you hear? David saw and heard more. […]
Giants. We must face them. Yet we need not face them alone. Focus first, and most, on God. The times David did, giants fell. The days he didn’t, David did. […]
Some note the absence of miracles in his story. No Red Sea openings, chariots flaming, or dead Lazaruses walking. No miracles.
But there is one. David is one. A rough-edged walking wonder of God who neon-lights this truth: Focus on giants- you stumble. Focus on God- your giants tumble.
Lift your eyes, giant-slayer. The God who made a miracle out of David stands ready to make one out of you.