Advent Day 14

1 Samuel 17: 1-54
David said, “The Lord, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.”

There was an epic standoff between two armies, the Israelites and the Philistines. The Philistines offered a challenge, if anyone can defeat our giant, Goliath, in a battle, then we will declare Israel the winner. But, no Israelite was brave enough to face Goliath. But David, a mere shepherd boy, armed only with a sling and stones, was willing to stand up against Goliath because David places his faith in God.

Eternal God, we all have challenges in our life. May our challenges prepare us for what you have in store for us. Give us the courage to trust in you even when the obstacle seems giant. Give us armor for our battles Lord and deliver us from our enemies. Amen.