Everyone roots for the underdog– that is if they aren’t the Philistines. In fact that inspiring, gritty label was formed when a shepherd boy took down the Philistine army’s formidable warrior. Yes, David versus Goliath. Many apply this very biblical event- the face off between a young future king and an arrogant giant- to an unpredicted sports match up or nerd against jock situation. It has become a common reference and Sunday school story, one that never fails to remind and restore our faith in God.
So if David can challenge the odds with full trust in the Lord, why not us? Inevitably, someone will always be better, bigger, or stronger, yet that does not mean we can’t be used to channel the grace of the Lord into victory.
David said, “The Lord that delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37
If God brings you to it, He will get you through it. He has proven his resilience and power over and over again, and will always follow through. True courage comes not from ignorance and risk, but from trust and confidence in His Word.
“All gathered here will know that it is not by the sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Sam 17:47
He is in control, ultimately God brings up the underdogs so that the world may see His glory.