A Faith Frame of Mind

“David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.’” (1 Samuel 17:45)

By the time David arrived at the battle lines, Goliath had been taunting the Israelites for forty days with his threats. In contrast to the Israelite army, though, David refused to allow fear to enter his frame and become his focus. Because David stayed in a “faith frame of mind” — he was ready for the fight.

He remembered all of the times that the Lord had came through for him in the past, recalling specific instances where he had been rescued from “the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear” (1 Samuel 17:37).

He was focused on God’s power, not the Philistine’s.

Like David, you too have a choice in how you will frame your life.

You can frame it with faith, or with fear.

Hope or hopelessness.

Determination or despair.

The good news is that the same Word that framed this world can frame any situation in your life.

You may not be able to control your current surroundings, but you can choose your frame. Choose today to frame it with faith.

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