We all have giants in our lives. Giants that steal our joy. Giants that make us battle under the pressure. Giants that make us depressed. Giants that cause us to lose hope. It’s human. We can only handle so much before we start breaking down. We can only do so much before we become despondent. We can only suffer so much before it all becomes unbearable.
David was human too. But David was also a man after God’s heart – the Bible says so. Why? In most of the Psalms he starts off lamenting his situation. Quite human, he moans about everything in his life that is not going the way he wants it. Just like you and me, David suffered from life in general. People who betrayed him. People who were unfair. Pressure. Stress.
But there is something else there in those Psalms. After a short while of moaning, David changes his focus. He no longer laments his situation; it doesn’t help anyway. He changes his focus to God. Instead of focusing on the greatness of his problems, he focuses on the greatness of God. And every time it brings joy into his heart. The same holds true for you and me today. I am reminded of an old song:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of the earth
Will go strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace
What is the name of your giant today? Your job? Your manager? Your finances?
Join me. Stop looking at the giant in your life. Start looking at the greatness of God. The giant will suddenly become small compared to the greatness of God. Your spirit will be uplifted and your strength will be renewed.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.