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Time with God - February 7

Thursday, 7 February 2019

1 Samuel 17:24, 26, 31, 37

“All the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were much afraid.. And David said to the men who stood by him, ‘What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?’….When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him…And David said, ‘The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.’ And Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the Lord be with you!’”

Look at your present `Goliath’ through the lens of God’s past involvement in your life!

Goliath was huge. David was little. Goliath was strong. David was weak. Goliath was experienced in battle. David was inexperienced. If David’s reason only weighed the current circumstances, he’d have run in fear, just like the rest of the Israelite army. But David’s perspective was shaped by his experience of God’s involvement in past crises.

Today God’s calling you: Remember how I’ve helped you in the past, and how faithful I’ve been in caring for you. Let that give you confidence beyond what your reason says as you face today.

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