Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
I Samuel 17:45‭-‬47 NKJV

Our difficult times and terrifying challenges are golden opportunities for our God to display His mighty power in our lives. Such times also provide us a better chance to experience God practically and to know Him personally. When we place our trust in God to save us from our troubles, it also affords people around us to know that our God is the only true God.

Where you automatically turn to in times of trouble is your god. While the security of the fools and presumptions of the fools fail and destroy them, the humility, faith, and courage of the wise save them.

As God’s children, no matter the cruelty of our enemies and the severity of our warfare, our strength is not found in self-confidence and self-defense, but in our trust in the living God our Father. No doubt, intimidating situations are real and they can also be discouraging and make us disbelieve in the ability of our God to save us.

The truth on the other flip side is that the presence of God is also more than real in our trying moments. Our consciousness of His presence, power, and authority in our difficult times gives us the courage to trust Him. May the LORD God help you this day and beyond to acknowledge His presence with you always, and may your faith not fail in the day of trouble so that you do not deny God the opportunity to showcase His glory to the watching world through your life. Good morning and do have a victorious weekend.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola