“…who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
1 Samuel 17:26 (NKJV)
The King of Israel and its entire army were shaking in fear because of the giant that stood up against them, but David (who was really just a young shepherd boy) came on the scene boldly and without fear, asking “who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”. Why did David bring up circumcision at a time like this? Circumcision was a sign of the covenant or agreement that they had with God – it served as a reminder that they were God’s chosen people and that they were heirs of the Abrahamic promise. David was reminding everyone that the enemy had no agreement or covenant with God and therefore they had no chance against the armies of Israel. King Saul and the soldiers were looking at the giant through natural eyes. David was looking at him through the eyes of covenant. No matter how big and scary your giants may seem, because you have a relationship with God the giants you face don’t stand a chance.
Don’t look at your giants (problems, challenges and negative circumstances) like the rest of the world – you have a relationship with God which gives you a huge advantage. We do not have to suffer what the world suffers – we have God on our side and with God no giant is too big and nothing is ever impossible!
“But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 (NOG)
God’s will for you is victory over every giant that you face. No good father likes to see their children suffer, even if it’s because of their own stupidity. Whenever we face giants (like sickness, financial challenges, unemployment etc.) we shouldn’t be shaking in fear like the world – we should be rising up with confidence and faith in our God, and we should see the giant as an opportunity for a great testimony. We all want to see miracles, but to have a miracle you need to have a crisis. So whenever you face a crisis, don’t panic or run in fear – stand confidently and declare God’s promise of victory over your situation.
Everyone was scared because of how big the giant was, but David saw how big the giant was and probably thought, “He is so big, I can’t miss!”. Start seeing your giants through the eyes of covenant – through the eyes of relationship with God.

Here are just a few specific promises to meditate on:
Giant of sickness: Isaiah 53:4-5; Psalm 30:2; Psalm 103:2-4; Psalm 41:2-3; Matthew 8:5-17; Matthew 9:35; Luke 8:43-48; Luke 8:49-56
Giant of discouragement: Psalm 34:17-19; Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 40:31; Matthew 11:28; Galatians 6:9; John 16:33; Joshua 1:9; John 14:27; Psalm 27:14
Giant of financial struggles: Luke 12:24; Psalms 34:10; Psalms 81:10; Psalms 84:11; Matthew 6:31-32; Philippians 4:19; Hebrews 13:5
Giant of loneliness: Hebrews 13:5; Isaiah 43:1-5; Deuteronomy 31:6; John 14:18, 2 Timothy 4:16,17;
Whatever your giant, Google “Scriptures on X” and you’ll easily find many scriptures to encourage you in your situation.

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