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Pick Up Your Stone

“Call me when you wake up.” The text extinguished any traces of fatigue from the night. My fingers couldn’t swipe at the phone screen fast enough. Something had happened.

People dear to us are experiencing attacks of evil-doers. None of us know how or when the situation will be resolved. We can’t yet say how this fits into His plan. We do know God is trustworthy and at work.

While walking through the living room, five rocks on bookshelf caught my eye. They were a gift from my parents a few year ago after they returned from a tour of Israel. My dad collected them from the very brook David knelt beside as he gathered stones in preparation to face Goliath.

I love the story. As much as I like to flatter myself in a comparison of David, the truth is that I relate more to the Israelites who stood frozen at the mere sight of what loomed ahead. They believed the lies and threats being thrown at them.

We face giants even today – they just take different forms.

“This is too big, scary, and impossible! It doesn’t seem like there’s any hope!”

How quick we can be to forget that our David – Jesus – has already won the war! It is as David said, “For the battle is the Lord’s and He will give [Goliath] into our hands!”

God may allow giants to stand in the path. Our knees may shake, but our confidence can remain firm. We are His. He is greater. There is no giant so great, no situation too messy, and no evil too strong for Him!

Pick up your stone. The battle is the Lords.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
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