I went for walk this evening and I was able to jog a little more than last time. I get so overwhelmed with gratitude during moments like these. I am just so grateful for the strength and the energy to do what I want. I do not take these victories lightly. We all want this. We all want to win our battle and we all want to not only live, but have a good quality of life. Many are not able to experience this.
On my walk I noticed a small bird chasing off a much larger bird and I thought of David in the Bible. We all know the story I’m talking about. David was not some great warrior. But he was brave and he had an amazing faith in God. When David informed Saul that he needn’t worry about the Philistine giant, Saul said to him “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David was confident. He had fought off lions and bears while watching his father’s sheep and he declared, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” We know how the story ends. David took down the big bad giant with a stone. He wore no armor. He had no sword, no spear. He had faith and a stone and he gave God all the glory.
I want to be like David. I want to stand in front of my giant and proclaim that it is defeated. I want to be fearless because I know my God will rescue me from my circumstances. He’s never failed before, He will not fail now. God never changes. He is the same now as He was in the biblical times. He is still working miracles and showing us His grace. It’s just not as advertised as all the negative things going on in the world today. I’ve said it a million times…God is bigger than any of this!