When it comes to BIG problems here are some things to remember.
1 Samuel 17:4 Complete Jewish Bible There came out a champion from the camp of the Philistine named Goliath, from Gath, who was nine feet nine inches tall.
1. Their size can intimidate most people
It doesn't help when everybody else around you, including the leader, is running for cover. This is when you need to recall the victories of your past; The Red Sea-sized and Jericho Wall-sized ones. Remember like David; How big your God is!
2. Their words can cause you to doubt.
1 Samuel 17:11 When Saul and the Israelites heard this, they were terrified and deeply shaken.
When people hear words like, 'The tumour is malignant,' 'The company's down-sizing,' 'I don't love you any more,' 'Your child is hooked on drugs,' 'The bank is foreclosing.'
How do you handle such strong words?
You do so by turning to the ever living, life-changing Word of God that transcends all circumstances and trumps all opinions.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.
Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
3. There will always be an opening or an opportunity - so look for it.
It has been said Goliath could throw his spear half the length of a football field, so that may be how far David was from him. Furthermore, Goliath had body armour protecting him from head to toe, except for a small opening between his eyes and his forehead. That's what David aimed for. SO there's a lesson here.
When you ask God for a solution, it may come as a small opening rather than the size of half a football field!
1 Samuel 17:49 Reaching into his shepherd's bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.
When He shows it to you, trust Him to get you through to it. God's response to you is not always designed to increase your sense of comfort, but to build your confidence in Him. That way you'll not only be able to handle this giant, but any ones waiting for you in the future.