David picked up five stones that he knew had defeated his adversaries in the past to use against this giant Goliath. These five stones may have seemed insignificant, or unworthy of defeating the giant, but with God behind them, they were unstoppable. When we face a giant, we need to look back at what has served us before, and use it again. We need to look back and see how our experiences have shown the Lord to be faithful.
Last week we discussed how God has used our entire life to prepare us for what we are walking through now. It is amazing to
In my 8th grade honors English class, we spent one day a week in creative writing. We had folders full of drafts, we workshopped together,
What are we spending our time doing? Are we whining and complaining and filling our time building idols in the desert? Are we complaining about the daily manna God is giving us just because we can’t quite see the promised land? Is it possible to shift our focus from ourselves to a God who has always taken care of us, always been faithful, and never forsaken us?
There can be deep sorrow and grieving alongside our hope in the Lord, and our faith that he will redeem all of this for our good. We can grieve over things we are missing, and be hopeful that God is doing big important things in his time; these two things can coincide. It is not either or, it is all of it, together.
People keep throwing around the word “unprecedented,” when it comes to what the world is going through right now. And I think we really need