It’s easy to focus on problems in life rather than what God is saying and doing.  If we are not careful, we can then begin to speak, believe and even pray the problems rather than look to and trust God for the answers.

David in the bible is an excellent example of someone who determined to be God-focused rather than problem-focused. He purposely chose to diminish his fears and the size of the giant he faced as he ran into battle by focusing on God, rather than reinforcing in his heart and mind his enemy’s strength and ability to harm him.

When David faced Goliath, he didn’t declare him to be a giant. Instead, David downplayed his size and chose to declare that Goliath was an “uncircumcised Philistine” and no match for the God he served. (1 Samuel 17)

How often faced with our “enemies”; the things we fear, the unknown’s, bad reports, sickness, lack or that which looks too big for us to handle, do we amplify the problem rather than looking to the size, strength and capabilities of the God who created the Universe?

He is the one who formed the moon and the stars with a spoken Word, parted the Red Sea, opens blind eyes, heals broken and wounded bodies and deliveredHis people from the fiery furnace and the lion’s den.

Today, don’t look at your giant’s size and allow your heart to be overcome with fear and doubt. Look to God and know that just as He was with David as he ran into battle against an “uncircumcised Philistine”, He is also with you.

Alone you are limited in your strength and capabilities, but you can do far more than you ever imagined possible when you focus on God and not your problem.

“Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Dan.11:32)

 “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Duet 31:6)

“The Lord, your God, is in your midst, the mighty one who will save.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

Prayer: Lord, thank you that you are with me and that I don’t need to be intimidated or fearful of my enemies’ strength or that which causes me to be afraid. For no weapon formed against me will prosper, and all those who rise against me will fall. In Jesus name Amen. (Isaiah 54:17)