All of us have battles from time to time. Most of us also can testify that some of them we have lost – but be encouraged: the war isn’t over! Before David became king he faced a battle with Goliath. At the beginning of the fight Goliath loudly spouts off about how great his strength is and how weak and puny David seems. Goliath boasted because he had never come face to face with the power of God.
David waited patiently for the giant to finish his flowery speech. He was completely assured of victory going into his fight because he had walked with God while he took care of his father’s sheep. He didn’t need special training or special equipment to prepare him. His experience of trusting God when nobody was looking had taught him that God always came through in a crisis. So when David replied it was not just a boast. He simply and unashamedly told the truth. His battle belonged to the Lord.
We often think of Jesus entering in our hearts at the time of salvation. Maybe we think of it as a completed transaction. But Jesus is knocking at our heart’s door every day. Our choice is whether we will we invite Him in to take control. If we ask Him to take charge of every detail of our lives, we will discover that our battles also belong to Him.
Whatever you are facing today remember that Jesus is still knocking. When you open your door to Him, He will fight any giant and give the victory and peace to your heart right now!
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4