Faith over Fear
Recently, my pastor delivered a message on having faith in the face of adversity. He used David and Goliath as an example. We know that David was very small in comparison to Goliath, but by putting his faith in God over his fear, he was able to do what everyone else thought was impossible and defeat his enemy, Goliath. (I Samuel 17) Many of us are facing large, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but with the help of God, we can not only get past those obstacles, but we can come out victorious, stronger than before, and be a testament to others of God’s faithfulness to deliver His Promises.
It’s a very small example of faith ruling over fear, but a couple of years ago, at the end of a long workday, I rolled my crate with my laptop and other important items to my car. I had gotten to the car and realized that I had no car keys! In an attempt not to drag my crate all the way back inside the building and since my office door was really close to the parking lot, I decided to leave the crate in the parking lot beside my car…on the passenger side.
After finding my keys, I released a sigh of relief and proceeded to the car and drove happily home with no other thought of the mishap.
Upon arriving at home, I exited my car and went to the backseat to retrieve my laptop from my crate, but I was met with a big surprise. There was no laptop and no crate. I realized at that point that I’d left everything in the parking lot and never noticed because it was beside the passenger’s backseat door. I had no worries though. I remembered that the parking lot was almost empty when I was leaving, so I knew my crate and its contents would be safe and right where I had left them. So, I made the twenty-minute trip back to work to quickly scoop up my crate so that I could finally get home to rest for the evening.
The monkey wrench in my perfect plan was when I returned to the parking lot to see it completely full of cars! Our school was having a basketball game! Imagine my horror when I went to the spot where I’d parked earlier, and there was no crate in sight. No laptop. Nothing. After frantically searching the parking lot, people started leaving the game, so I asked a few of