'For the battle is the Lord's.' 1 Samuel 17:47 NIV
How we handle life depends on how big we believe God is. If he's too small: (1) We'll live in constant anxiety, thinking we need to fix things on our own. (2) Our outlook will be dictated by our surroundings and circumstances. We will be focused on what's in front of us rather than on the God who melts mountains (see Micah 1:4). (3) We'll be people-pleasers who are over-influenced by other people's opinions, words and actions. (4) We'll constantly crave recognition because we don't understand that God sees us, cares for us and loves us. Hebrews 6:10 (NLT) says: 'For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers'.
When Goliath threatened the Israelites, they were 'dismayed and terrified' (1 Samuel 17:11 NIV). They didn't think their God was big enough. But David believed differently. He volunteered to fight the giant Goliath. He remembered that God had saved him before, and believed he would save him now (see 1 Samuel 17:32-37).
We can face anything when we know what David knew - 'the battle is the Lord's' (1 Samuel 17:47 NIV). Like David did, we may feel small, but let's believe that our God is big enough to come through for us.
So what now? Write a list of all the tough situations you, and those you know, are facing right now. Then, in bold letters, write 'My God is bigger' at the top.
Soulfood: 2 Kings 16:1 - 18:16, Luke 1:39-56, Ps 139:7-12, Pro 13:24