01 Samuel 17:37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
This was David speaking to King Saul. He had come into the camp and heard the threat of the Philistine. David was but a boy, too young to be drafted into the army. He brought supplies for his brothers and could not help but hear the taunt of the Philistine. I must do something, he must have thought. David decided to step out of his comfort zone to face Goliath. He knew His God will always back him up, and even if he does not? This wasn’t a thought in Davids mind. He knows God will always show up!!! He always does! Never late!!
Friends, I don’t know what Goliath – Philistine represent in your life. I don’t know what the Lord had done before in your life. The Lord had rescued me from storms, trials and tribulations many a time. The Lord had and is shielding me and mine from the fiery darts of the wicked one.Whatever the Lord had done before, He can do again!
Let us pray!
Lord we thank you for your mercy, your goodness, and faithfulness. Your are so dependable Lord Jesus. Father Lord Almighty, we know it is a small thing for you to deliver us yet now from insufficiency, lack, stagnation, poverty, barrenness, loneliness, and fruitlessness.
Father deliver us from the bed of affliction, deliver us from the oppression of wickedness, let your power manifest in us to destroy every works of Satan. May your name be glorified in us Lord in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
1 I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.
2 I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are helpless take heart.
3 Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
He freed me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
he saved me from all my troubles.
7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
9 Fear the Lord, you his godly people,
for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, and listen to me,
and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
12 Does anyone want to live a life
that is long and prosperous?
13 Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies!
14 Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
15 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;
his ears are open to their cries for help.
16 But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
he will erase their memory from the earth.
17 The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
19 The righteous person faces many troubles,
but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
20 For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous;
not one of them is broken!
21 Calamity will surely destroy the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
22 But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.
No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.