I’m old enough to remember the comedy show, “Dennis the Menace.” Dennis was the naïve and lovable young child who was always getting into mischief–especially with his elderly neighbor, Mr. Wilson. It got to the point where anytime Dennis was in the vicinity, Mr. Wilson would think, “Here comes trouble.” Only Dennis’ innocence and cuteness kept him from becoming a permanent menace.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
I’ve been reading the beginning of the Old Testament recently and I realized that the word giants is mentioned numerous times. In checking Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, I discovered that it occurs 20 times. Tribes described as giants included the Amorites, the Emim, the Zuzim (Zamzummim), the Rephaim, the Nephilim, and the Anakim. Goliath and Og were two noted by name. Yet for all their size and strength, all of these people were destroyed. And not just by the Israelites–the sons of Esau and Lot also had to deal with them in the land that God had given them as well.
Even as a young, unsaved child, I was always amazed at David’s defeat of Goliath and the faith it took to even attempt to fight him. Despite all the giants that there may have been, David only had to fight one at that particular time. And God had prepared David to do what He wanted him to do. That preparation involved divine intervention, not human strength.