MONDAY, JULY 5
Then David’s question was reported to King Saul, and the king sent for him.
“Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”
1 Samuel 17:31-32 (NLT2)
WINNING MY BATTLES
It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the California coast. Long-distance swimming was not new to her; she had been the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions.
The water was numbingly cold that day. The fog was so thick she could hardly see the boats in her party. Several times sharks had to be driven away with rifle fire. She swam more than 15 hours before she asked to be taken out of the water. Her trainer tried to encourage her to swim on since they were so close to land, but when Florence looked, all she saw was fog. So she quit. . . only one-mile from her goal. Later she said, “I’m not excusing myself, but if I could have seen the land I might have made it.” It wasn’t the cold or fear or exhaustion that caused Florence Chadwick to fail. It was the fog.
In 1 Samuel 17, the Isrealites were afraid to fight Goliath. Goliath was simply a fog that kept them from seeing God’s ability to destroy any enemy. David told King Saul to not worry because he was going to fight Goliath. David saw God and but the Isrealites saw Goliath.
In Matthew 19:26, “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” There is nothing in your life that God can’t handle. There is no giant in your life He can’t defeat. What’s the fog in your life that’s keeping you from seeing God’s potential to give you victory?
Praise God for being all powerful. Thank Him for the victories He’s already given you and the ones to come.