After David killed Goliath, God gave him great success. He excelled at everything he did and the people of Israel favored him. But unfortunately, King Saul did not.
How great it is when we too find success, achieve goals, gain encouragement and favor of those around us. Unfortunately, sometimes we too attract an enemy in the midst. Someone like jealous King Saul who desires to see our happiness come to an end.
These are the times to realize that such accomplishments are not our own. For when God created us, He planned for every talent, every opportunity, and every ambition. And since He is so invested in us, since His love for us is immeasurable, doesn't stand to reason that He is also capable of protecting us from the jealousies of petty people?
Let us, like David, not fear our enemies. Let us rise above and trust the God of the Heavens to protect us (even our reputation). For we can face each new morning knowing that God is with us, He gives us joy, strength and a safe place to hide. He is our Faithful Stronghold.
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.