6.11.2009

Winning our Battles

"Don't be discouraged at seemingly overwhelming odds in your desire to live and to help others live God's commandments. At times it may seem like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember, David did win." ~David B. Haight, Ensign, November 1977

What a great reminder! I just re-read the story of David and Goliath in the Old Testament and the lesson is clear: that despite the fact that Goliath was literally a giant [around 9'6" tall], and protected by massive armor and weapons, David, a humble shepherd boy was able to best him in battle. Why?

Because of his faith. He had no doubt but that the Lord would "deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." [1 Samuel 17:37]. He knew that he was fighting in the "name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel." [1 Samuel 17:46].

David knew who was in charge, and with the help of the Lord, David won that battle.

And we can do the same in our own lives, as we fight our own personal Goliaths. We can have all the help we need.

picture via flickr

13 comments:

Mel said...

You're always so great at the quotes and uplifting thoughts. Just what I needed today. Thanks!

Ashley said...

thanks for the uplifting post!

MiaKatia said...

You are a wonderful woman Jan.

Emily said...

What a wonderful reminder! Thanks you :)

Logan said...

Thank you for that reminder! It was exactly what I needed to hear this week! You are the best!

Natalie Scott said...

LOVE the David and Goliath story. Always seems to relate to whatever I'm going through. Thanks!

Darleen said...

so, so true. need to always remember that!

Shelley~Maren said...

Definitely a good reminder. Just waht I need.

100 Percent Cottam said...

so great. thanks, mama!

Andrea said...

Great thoughts Jan.

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Jan...you are a great inspiration to me...can I adopt you as my sister??? Your too young to be my mom! Thanks for the uplifting moments everytime I stop by.

Carrie said...

I love that story. Great Thought and boy, did I need that reminder right now!

Chelle-Belle said...

Ooo! Needed that today! I'm having a "I hurt like hell" day. I need to remember that I'm the david...