In 1 Samuel 17:45-51, we read about David, the shepherd boy with his slingshot in hand, fearlessly rises to the occasion, accepts the challenge, ignores the obvious, and with full confidence in His God replies to Goliath’s threat.
“You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a shield, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have reviled. This day will the Lord deliver you into my hand. And I will strike you down and cut off your head. Then I will give the corpses of the Philistine camp this day to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the earth so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And then all this assembly will know that it is not by sword and spear that the Lord saves. For the battle belongs to the Lord, and He will give you into our hands” (1 Sam. 17:45-47)
After making his declaration of faith, he takes action, pulls back on the slingshot and releases his faith. The small stone flies through the air and hits his enemy right-smack-dab in the middle of the forehead. The mighty terror falls on his face to the ground, dead! David picks up Goliath’s sword and chops his head off. As the Philistine army sees what happens to their prized champion they flee as fast as they can, and David, the shepherd boy, becomes the new world champion!
I know your enemy, Satan, is bearing down hard, and he is fully equipped with the latest up-to-date weapons called AIDS, ALS, cancer, and diabetes, and the death reports are frightening and overwhelming. But as a Christian, you have an even greater weapon in your sling, “Jesus, the Rock.” You pull back, and let your faith loose, and that giant will tumble down!