Don’t Be Discouraged

David said to Saul, “Don’t let anyone be discouraged by him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine!” 1 Samuel 16:13 HCSB

What is causing you to be discouraged? What “giants” are you facing in your life? We all have challenges that we face. It might be the loss of a job, a wayward child, a sickness, or even a marriage that is falling apart. Life is filled with “giants”. We live in a world that has difficulties caused by the sins of mankind. There will always be problems. Different people have varied problems and things are always changing, but we can have confidence in God who never changes. He loves us and cares about the “giants” we are facing.

Saul and the army of Israel were afraid of Goliath, the Philistine warrior. He had challenged any warrior from the Israelite army to come out and fight him. The challenge seemed overwhelming. Goliath was probably about nine feet tall. Nobody in the Israel army even came close to his size. Saul and the army were discouraged because they did not know what to do. Nobody but David had the confidence that they could defeat Goliath.

Challenge: Have the “giants” in your life caused you to be discouraged? Have you wondered what you should do? God knows exactly what to do. With Him you can defeat any “giant” that you are facing. God can provide the confidence you need to face your problem even if it seems bigger than you can handle. Ask God to help you defeat whatever “giant” you are facing today.

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