When I write to you each week, I love the feeling that we are sharing together on a deep spiritual level. Nothing surface about our conversations. We discuss our sins, our relationship issues, financial hardships, our burdens, and our battles. This faith walk is not for the timid. David, the writer of this psalm certainly fought his share of battles and demons. One night while David was out sleeping with the flock, a lion attacked. David chased the lion and saved a lamb out of its mouth. When the lion jumped for David, he grabbed its tail and smashed the lion against the ground. He had a similar fight with a bear. The Spirit must have given David a bunch of extra strength. Lions can weigh four hundred pounds, and are very hard to swing by the tail. Even though David was a young lad, he beat the 10 foot giant; actually Goliath was 9 feet 9 inches tall. From my study of scripture, David fought at least 17 military battles. He fought the Philistines, Geshurites, Girzites, Amalekites, and a lot of other “ites.” And through it all, David had a very strong belief in God. Some call that kind of belief Faithing which means doing some action based on God’s promises with the confidence that God will keep his word.
I want you to keep in mind this week that no matter what battle you are waging, God is with you. Be it temptation, addictions, a health challenge, or fear, you can be victorious because God goes before you to prepare the way, goes with you through the darkness, and brings light when your hope is dimming. Let’s you and I practice faithing. We will not shrink before our enemy. “The devil may come to steal, kill, or destroy, but Jesus came that you and I may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]” (John 10:10).
Victory in Jesus, Linda