There’s a story about a boy named David and a giant man named Goliath. Goliath was a Philistine warrior who kept challenging the men of Israel’s army to come to fight him. But because he was so big – over nine feet tall – none of the Israelites would do it. Everyone was too afraid.
Until a young man named David had so much faith that he knew God would help him defeat the giant. Of course, David wasn’t a warrior. He wasn’t used to wearing armor or swinging a sword. So, instead, he went to the stream and found five stones. He was going to use those stones in his sling to swing them at Goliath.
But David had great faith in God and he didn’t need five stones. He ended up only needing one.
Now, I hope that none of us will ever be in a battle, but we might have other giants in our lives. It could be a friend, school, sports, addictions or family member. No one is void of struggles. How we approach these challenges makes all the difference. Praying about them is important but truly having faith that God can support us during our struggle will help us conquer our giant!
Always remember that if God can help David defeat Goliath with only a single stone, He will walk with you on your journey with your giant.
This week’s Sunday School lesson encourages children to name their giant though children books and videos that allow children to reflect on fear. We also have challenging games and crafts about faith.