God called David “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22 NIV). One might read David’s story and wonder what God saw in him. The fellow fell as often as he stood, stumbled as often as he conquered. He stared down Goliath, yet he ogled at Bathsheba.
A man after God’s own heart? That God saw him as such gives hope to us all. We need David’s story. Giants lurk in our neighborhoods. Rejection, failure, revenge, remorse – giants. We must face them, yet we need not face them alone. Focus first, and most, on God. The times David did, giants like Goliath fell. The days he did not, David fell.
Lift your eyes, giant slayer. The God who made a miracle out of David stands ready to make one out of you.