From The Pastor's Desk

What’s Next

Do you ever ask that question in perplexity and frustration? Life often caroms from one problem to the next. Truthfully, it’s tiring.

In the midst of the current struggle, it’s good to know that there is a Divine Helper! Personally, there have been many fluctuating changes in my life. There have been many obstacles and problems. BUT GOD HAS BEEN MY FAITHFUL, CONSTANT COMPANION THROUGH THEM ALL!

In meditating upon these thoughts, the familiar story in which David kills Goliath comes to mind. Now, I know that I probably won’t be able to point out anything new from this well-worn story, but I do want you to consider a certain part of it for the sake of the subject of this article.

In I Sam. 17:33, Saul told David why he could not win against Goliath. *Note-there will always be those who will tell you why you can’t.

Verses 34-37 record David’s response to Saul’s objection to fighting Goliath. He proceeded to tell Saul that both a lion and a bear came after his father’s sheep and that he had killed them both. I want you to focus on what David said in verse 36-and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them. . . .

He was fully confident in the prospect of victory over Goliath because he had gotten the victory in impossible situations before! He remembered clearly that God had helped him before. He did not allow his current challenge blur the reality of past victory.

The key was that his confidence, his expectation, his faith was in God. Verse 37 says [t]he Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.

Because of this David was willing to meet this new challenge head on. There was almost an eagerness to deal with the issue. It’s as though he was saying I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with this problem.

I know that this fresh issue may be getting you down. However, there are a couple of things that you can do that will be invaluable to your ultimate victory over this current challenge.

First, look back. He’s helped you before. Second, look up. Look higher than Goliath. Keep your focus upward!

Micah Perry

Posted by Pastor Micah Perry on Oct.03, 2015