The past two mornings my devotional reading in Meet the Bible has been about David and Goliath. Today, in Brenda Quinn’s reflection on that
passage, she talked about the other kinds of giants that effect many of us and many of those around us, such as: “addictions, feelings of personal inadequacy or unworthiness, fear of failure, brokenness from failed relationships, guilt over past mistakes, feelings of isolation, fear of disease or death.”
God always works in my life in a very timely way to guide and comfort me and those whom I love!
Yesterday, I received in my inbox a blog post from one of my favorite bloggers Soul Caffeine. The post was about dealing with disappointments and not being defined by your failures or successes. You can read that article by clicking here.
Brenda Quinn ended this morning’s reflection by quoting one of my favorite (and I have many favorites) Scriptures — Ephesians 6:12-–
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV 1984)
She concludes with these thoughts:
“God knows well the giants that stalk our lives, forces that aim to rob us of life and vitality, thus defeating God’s presence in us…but these forces don’t stand a chance against God.”
“What kind of armor have you been using as you battle the giant that plagues you? Ask God to increase your confidence in what he will do and show you how to fight the battle.” (Meet the Bible, p. 191-192)