The Shot of Faith

Have you ever encountered a problem too huge for you to handle? One which seems like a looming giant that could easily trample you under his foot. One that turns your world upside down. One that seems impossible to overcome. If you have, you are not alone. David, when he was still a shepherd boy, also encountered a literal “huge” obstacle, a giant by the name of Goliath. The story in 1 Samuel 17 is not really about the sling and the stone that killed Goliath but David’s faith in the loving God. It was not the shot of the sling that gave David an edge against Goliath. It was David’s shot of faith because he had great faith in God.

This is a poem I made based on the story of David’s fight against Goliath. It talks about how our faith in God could move away giants in our life.

The mighty giant
Like enormous wave
The shout of Goliath
The taunt they gave.
In faith I stand,
My God can save!

The angry voices
As fears arise
The deafening noises
The muted cries.
By faith my praises,
To God shall rise!

The silent panic
When darkness sweeps
The pains that kick
The sorrow’s weeps.
My faith shall stick,
To my God who keeps!

Life can have giants in many forms. They come in the form of problems, challenges, trials, and tests. When “giants” come to surround us and taunt us, what does our faith in God tell us? Does our faith in God give us boldness and courage to fight and overcome like David did? Does our faith in God make us confident to face the problem as how David was confident to face Goliath? Does our faith in God remind us that it is His battle and not ours as David knew that the battle is God’s?

In every giant you face, have faith in God and take your shot in faith. Take courage because the battle is God’s.

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 Yahweh of Armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today, Yahweh will deliver you into my hand. I will strike you and take your head from off you. I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines today to the birds of the sky and to the wild animals of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that Yahweh doesn’t save with sword and spear; for the battle is Yahweh’s, and he will give you into our hand.’ ”

– 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (WEB)

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

3 thoughts on “The Shot of Faith

  1. Faith can really move mountains! This is one of the many blessings we receive once we are in the Lord. We have tha confidence coming from Him. We are not intimidated by the earthly trials no matter how big they are because our God is always much much bigger. Since we are not perfect, we still tend to worry, but amazingly, the Holy Spirit gives us peace like no other. The feeling is undescribable. Akel ba maskin ta yura tu, chene gad comfort kay everything shall pass and God will take care of you. You just need to surrender everything to Him and let Him take the wheel. Bien bale gad na feeling chene kita Diyos kunken pwd pirmi depende. We praise you Jesus! We praise you Lord! You are amazing!

    Thank you mam debs! Anoche el sermon is also about faith. Faith will outgrow love and hope. 💚 Thank you for the fill today. I love you!😘

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  2. 💜 No, for I AM The Divine Incarnate EveryOne; how I, a Man of Colour, Survived is by Connecting with The Divine WithIn Me NOT!!! by Relying on an Elderly White Man with a Long White Beard Promising Some Reward at an InDeterminate Time in The Future even after Death EveryBody, just My Opinion


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