1 Samuel 17: 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. Such primitive weapons, even for back then! The hymn-writer was correct in saying that “faith is the victory.” Under-gunned David was victorious over the giant because God was with him. David was the only one in Israel who believed that God would win this battle. Now, be careful with this story. Goliath does not represent any obstacle to your happiness and comfort. Goliath represents all those obstacles that threaten to keep you from growing in grace. Satan cannot stop God’s plan to save/sanctify you. This is true because the Greater David, our Lord Jesus Christ, defeated an even greater foe than Goliath when He died on the cross and rose from the dead. God’s plan, however, as you’ve experienced, involves all kinds of “giants” that He chooses not to remove. May this story bolster your faith in God’s ability to deliver His people through difficult times.
(Do You Understand What You Are Reading)