I can't go in these," he protested. "I'm not used to them."

I Samuel 17:38b, NLT

When David prepared to fight the giant Goliath, King Saul gave him his armor to wear. But after David took a couple of steps to see how he felt with the King's armour on, he told the King he could not wear the armor because he was not used to wearing it. Instead David used what he was comfortable using to fight wild animals while protecting his sheep - his shepherd's staff, his slingshot and some stones.

Oftentimes, we think we need extraordinary materials to slay the giants we encounter in our lives, but David's example demonstrates that God uses simple, ordinary materials to help us deal with our great problems. For example, he used a staff to help Moses deliver the Israelites from Egypt. He used a horn to help Joshua flatten the walls of Jericho and he used five smooth stones to help David defeat Goliath.

If you find yourself trying to fight your giants today with resources you may not be comfortable using, go back to the resources you are comfortable using - faith, prayer and standing on the promises found in God's Holy Word. They may seem simple in the eyes of others in the fight against the giants you encounter in your life, but in the eyes of God they are mighty instruments designed to help you conquer any giant you face.

Sharing the Word,


Jeaninne Stokes is a Christian author, speaker and Bible-teacher and the founder of Inspiration for living ministries. She is the author of five books and writes with the mission to empower and inspire her readers as they seek to grow and mature in their relatioship with God and Jesus Christ. If you enjoyed today's devotion, visit her website below to view her latest devotional book for purchase and other inspirational resources she offers to help you live a life of faith.