Maybe your giant is stress. A bad habit. A broken heart. A tendency to lose control when life doesn’t go the way you want.
David’s giant was literally a giant Philistine: “David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him’” (1 Samuel 17:32).
How did David defeat the giant? By doing two things. He went forward in faith, and he fought with God on his side.
He took one step forward at a time and asked himself, “What’s the most godly next step I know how to make?” Once he figured it out, he took that step. Don’t let the magnitude of the entire battle keep you from taking your next step. Then David fought, knowing God was with him.
Facing a giant is a really hard thing. It was for David. What has your giant taken from you? Your joy? Your peace of mind? Your confidence? Don’t be hard on yourself if it’s sometimes hard to believe that you’ll be able to snatch those things back again.
But don’t forget that God is with you and that your giants have already been defeated. Your living God has promised you a day when, like David, your giants will be dead while you will keep living in heaven, where there is no more struggling or death or pain.
So take your next step in faith—fully confident—as if your undefeated God is right there with you every step of the way. Because he is.