Inspiring For Excellence

Like Goliath, the challenges you face in life are real. They are not a figment of your imagination. Yet there are significant principles you must grasp as you face your giants. 

Goliath is no match for God.

Goliath is big to be sure. Your giant is daunting, but God is so much bigger! Your struggle with a giant reveals the full nature of God. God is all-powerful.

He is a covenant-keeper. He is a protector.

Goliath is an opportunity.

Goliath (our struggle) presents you with the opportunity to experience God at new levels. These struggles and conflicts inform your awareness of who God is and the power He has to protect you when you face unimaginable odds.

Goliath makes our faith more tangible.

In Philippians 4:19, one of his later writings, Paul boldly proclaims, “My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” For Paul to have been so bold in that declaration, he must have had some experience with God meeting his needs. Living through struggle produces this kind of boldness. Wrestling with the unimaginable causes this kind of clarity.

--from "David: Facing Giants" in God, I'm Struggling