1 Samuel 17:34-35 ~ ESV
“But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.”
Why do we always say that David wasn’t afraid during his fight with Goliath? Yeah, he trusted God; but here we see him comparing the fight with Goliath to killing a lion or a bear. Are you telling me that didn’t scare this guy? I’d be scared if I had to fight one of those things by myself. And there we go, that’s the point. David never fought his battles by himself. David fought from a place of confidence, knowing that he was never alone and that God had his back.
In life, we don’t have to fight our battles alone. Sometimes we try, and we end up losing BIG TIME. We can fight as a team with other people and with God on our side, but we should never ever fight alone. Why? For the same reason you should never swim alone, hike alone, ride horses alone, fill in the blank, just don’t do it. Why? Because if you get in trouble, nobody knows where you are, how to help, or even that you need help. David knew that he wasn’t alone. That is how he was able to fight even though he was probably (at least a little bit) afraid.
Sometimes you may have to fight the first part of the battle ‘’alone’’ where it’s just you and God and that has to be enough. But when you keep pushing and you start making breakthrough and stuff starts happening, the rest of the army is going to jump in behind you. Sometimes all it takes is ONE PERSON to have the courage to take the first step. Battles are scary, but you never have to fight alone. God is always with you, even if you’re the only one willing to fight.