Lebanon Reporter

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March 21, 2014

Finding the strength to overcome a trial

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David would be known only as a shepherd boy if it were not for Goliath. The future king’s enemy was actually a tool by God to promote him. David was called a man after God’s own heart. God loved David like He does each one of us. But what did God do? He sent him Goliath.

The size of your problem reflects the the promise of your outcome. If you have a big problem, don’t get discouraged. Whenever God pits us against a Goliath, He always gives us the strength, the determination, the fortitude to overcome.

Even when the challenge is great and the bottom seems to be falling out, in the middle of that adversity there will be supernatural strength, a peace that passes all understanding, a joy rising in your spirit. God gives us exactly what we need. He gave my wife and me what we needed to get us through that accident.I love the fact that David defeated Goliath with far less equipment than most soldiers of that day took to battle. When David went out to the battlefield that day, he didn’t have a sword. He didn’t have a shield. All he had was a slingshot and five smooth stones. That didn’t make sense. In the natural, David seemed foolish going against a giant with such puny weapons. But when you know whose you are, then you understand that God has armed you with strength for every battle.

David said in Psalm 3:1 (NLT), “O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me.” Have you ever been there? You overcome one adversity, and it seems like something else comes against you. You finally make it through one sickness, and find out something else is wrong. God will always be there for you, and make a way of escape out of that problem. Galatians 6:9 (KJV) says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”— Tom Wyatt, is pastor of One Way Christian Church, Lebanon.

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