Goliath was a Philistine giant that bullied the Israelites every chance he got. He taunted and tormented them. See Goliath thought that because of his size that he was undefeated and that no one could take him down. He found pleasure in harassing the town of Israel and causing misery amongst the people. He didn’t realize that God was raising up a little shepherd boy that would not only take him down but also one day become King. David was not as big as Goliath. He may not have been as strong nor as smart as him either but the two things that David had that Goliath did not was courage and faith in God. David knew that the same God who had delivered him from the claws of a bear in the wilderness would also deliver him from the hands of this giant and give him the victory.
I often times look at grief as the Goliath in my life. I think it’s safe to say that I am not the only one. It can be a bully at times. It’s an unhappy feeling that leaves you feeling anguished and desolate. In other words it causes a lot of misery just like Goliath did to the Israelites. Just when you begin to feel a little better, you think YES!, I’m getting through this, that feeling of grief ( sadness, fear, despair ) tries to come right back with the attempt to steal your joy; but like David I’m reassured in those times because I know that the same God that was with me in the beginning of this journey is still with me now and he will see me through to Victory and he’ll do the same for you against the giants in your life!