What do you do when you are facing the impossible? When the giant is more than you can bear? When you believe you have obeyed, been faithful, and still have walls around you, too big and wide to climb?
Return to the Word.
A friend wisely pointed out this week, while studying the story of David and Goliath, that it was David’s faithfulness to do right and honor God in the small things, that allowed him to participate in the big things of God.
“Participate in the big things?” you might ask. That is a horrible thing to be facing! but here is the thing:
David was entrusted with giant size things that would bring honor and glory to His name, because of his faithfulness in the small things.
If you are facing huge things, impossible situations, or painful, seemingly unmoving walls…perhaps He is entrusting you with big things that bring honor and glory to His name, because of your faithfulness in the small things. So what do you do? Here are three things I have done:
1. Read 2 Chronicles 20, and focus in on verses 12 (“For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” ESV, bold part mine) and 15 (“‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” ESV).
2. Then do what verse 17 says “Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf…do not be afraid or dismayed…the Lord will be with you.” ESV). Print these verses out and tape them to your bathroom mirror, your car dash, your computer monitor…soak in the Word and truths it holds. No, the words themselves do not change the situation, but they change YOU and your response (in His truth) to the situation.
3. Ask someone to pray with you daily (using scripture) at an agreed upon time. That way, whether you are together, or separate, you know that at that appointed time, “two or more are gathered,” praying together.
I pray His mercy and grace over you as you face giants in your life. I do not understand suffering and pain, but I do know that nothing happens without being sifted through the Father’s hands first. Praying for you today.