Young David beat that Philistine. He was told it could not be done. He knew better. He used the skills God had already given him. He stood up to his foe and proclaimed his Lord as his deliverer. The simple sling and stone brought down the enemy. Simple items - and a lot of faith.
How often do we face insurmountable odds and just give in?
Prayer For Courage
Dear God, give me courage,
for perhaps I lack it more than anything else.
I need courage before men against their threats
and against their seductions.
I need courage to bear unkindness,
I need courage to fight against the devil,
against terrors and troubles, temptations,
attractions, darkness and false lights,
against tears, depression, and above all fear.
I need Your help, dear God.
Strengthen me with Your love and Your grace.
Console me with Your blessed Presence
and grant me the courage to persevere
until I am with You forever in heaven.