Monday, April 13, 2009

This Is the Lord's Battle


1 Samuel 17: 47 And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!”


What great assurance and comfort the king must have felt when David told him:

1 Samuel 17:32 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”

Oh, okay, well that takes a load off our minds! Thanks for taking care of that for us.

David’s brothers and the rest of the army of Israel were in a showdown and nobody was able to muster the courage to stand up to this huge man. For forty days this guy keeps coming out and taunting the Lord’s army and then at the end of the day they all retreat to their camp and sleep, if they can, and then do it all over again tomorrow, this must be getting really old.

David trusted in God to save him from this moment but did he always trust God for every moment? Nope, there were times in his life when he didn’t trust God and he relied on his own strength instead.

Nobody wants to face the giants but it is when the giants lose that the power of God is displayed then everyone will see that the Lord rescues his people. What a great witness for the Lord.


I will face the difficult times and witness the power of God, when my wife’s health is failing and she continues to praise God through it, I know that it is his power that gets her through the day as she pushes on and on. She is an awesome testimony to anyone that will listen.


Thank you Lord, for taking care of your children. We do not understand the suffering and the persecution that your children endure all over the world. Give my wife the strength to get through the day.