During the course of a semester many challenges come our
way. Balancing schedules, getting ready for exams, meeting
financial obligations, and getting connected with new people
are but a few. When so many things build up and come due,
it’s easy to find ourselves over-whelmed and under-energized.
Have you ever wanted to just throw in the towel and take
time out? Where do we find our strength?
Remember one of the great stories of the Old Testament
in the Bible. David, a young lad, was picked by the Israelites
to do battle against the giant Goliath who represented the
Philistines. The mismatch of all time! Seeing the obstacle
coming at him, David could easily have run the other way.
Instead, he looked the giant right in the eye, used the
tools he had available (a slingshot), and hurled a stone
that brought down the mighty hulk. From this experience
of facing the obstacle with courage, David went on to become
the king of all Israel. He didn’t give up. He knew God was
Like David, when we face the “giants” before us we are
at our best when we look them right in the eye and use the
strength God gives every day to those who trust him. When
you are next over-whelmed, take a moment, ask God to be
with you. I believe you will find strength to face any obstacle!
Don’t forget our non-denominational Chapel services Wednesday,
noon–12:30 p.m. at Warmer auditorium and 7:30 p.m. Sunday
at the Hawaii Loa Campus lanai.