Remember When

David said, 'Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.' Saul said to David, 'Go! Yahweh will be with you.' 1 Samuel 17:37 WEB

Young David was probably around fifteen years old and was now facing the greatest challenge of his life, Goliath. He was a real giant of a man that was just over nine feet tall and caused the army of Israel to cower in fear. David's three older brothers served in the army under King Saul, and one day David brought them some supplies from home.

While David was there dropping off the supplies, he heard Goliath come out and shout taunts at Israel. He asked some of the men about the loud mouthed giant, but his brother Eliab railed at him and told him to go back home to the 'few' sheep that he took care of. David's faith was not shaken by the criticism, and he turned and asked someone else about the giant.

After he learned what was going on, David said: 'I'll fight him.' This was not the first time that David had to rely on God's help to survive. He recalled the times that His God had delivered him out of bad circumstances. He remembered that God had already delivered him from the paw of the lion, and from the paw of the bear and that this giant was only bigger. When David stepped out, the same God that had delivered Him in the past, delivered him once again. That was faith in action.

When you are faced with an impossible circumstance, remember the times when God has come through for you. Don't let fear and worry hold you back from what He has. Fear guards the treasure house door, and you will have to face it to get what is inside. Remember when God took care of you, for He will do it again.

Prayer: Heavenly Father please strengthen me and bring those things that You have done for me back to my remembrance. Put the right people around me and build up my faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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