1 Samuel 17:45, NIV: David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

The time will come when you stand face to face with your personal Goliath. The gauntlet will be thrown down and the challenge will ensue. It is then that you will face the moment of truth, and the once rhetorical question now bears down with pressing reality: “Do you believe?” You know what you have said you believe. You believe in God’s Word, His protection, His provision, and guidance. You believe that He is able to take you through the darkest of valleys and lead you again beside green pastures. So now the test. What will you do? Will you remember God is with you? Will you remember to turn to Him first? Whatever giant you face, you must not lose hope. Before you reason, before you think, feel or react; before you give your situation another thought--stop. Open God’s Word, pray, and seek His face. Only then will you be ready to face the giants of your life.