Are there Giants or is there a giant in your life? I’m talking about something too big, too hard, that you have to face. There are a few giants in my life and if I am honest, they scare me. Fear and anxiety tempt me to run and hide from the giants in my life. Today you will see how to Be Still with God, Do Not Fear and Conquer a Giant in Your Life.
We are looking 13 Promises of God to help us overcome fear and be still. Did you find this mid-series? We are in a 40-day Fast to learn how to be still and know God. Go back here and read the intro and keep up with series.
Numbers 21:34 But the Lord said to Moses, “Do not fear him [Og the giant King of Bishon], for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”
The Context of Numbers 21:34
Number 21 finds Israel wandering in the Wilderness headed toward the Promised Land. Moses is still leading them and they are quite an intimidating sight to the nations of that land.
Earlier in the chapter, Moses asks permission to pass through the land of Sihon only to find them hostile. God gave Isreal the Victory! Now Og the King of Bishon comes to do battle against Israel (even after seeing God defeat his neighbors).
Some things to Know about the Context of Number 21:34
- Remember that Israel was a nation of slaves, not soldiers.
- The people of the land have been watching God and Israel in fear.
- The Israelites are intimidating in numbers.
- Og is an Amorite, which was known for its size. This is probably an army of giants.
Observations from Numbers 21:34
The Israelites are still complaining and grumbling. They are still afraid even though they have seen God do amazing things. As much as I want to rail at them I have to admit I can be that way too.
Fear and anxiety over change and uncertainty get me every time, no matter how often God saves me! Can you relate?
How many times has God delivered you from a giant trial?
God has been so faithful in my life. He shows up and shows off over and over. God fights for me, He saves me, He delivers me. And I am so thankful, yet I still struggle.How many times has God delivered you from a giant trial? God has been so faithful in my life. He shows up and shows off over and over. God fights for me, He saves me, He delivers me. And I am so thankful, yet I still struggle. Click To Tweet
But something different happens in this passage that I don’t want you to miss.
God delivered Israel from the giants by using Israel to fight the battle. Earlier as we’ve looked at this command to Be Still and Do Not Fear we’ve seen God do all the fighting miraculously. But in this case, God gives the command to fight and they obey becoming God’s hands and feet. This nation of slaves has become soldiers at last. Yes, they are afraid, but they are also standing up and fighting!
Application of Numbers 21:34
What are the Giants in your life?
I’d be willing to bet most of them are spiritual giants.
- Impossible Situations
- Too much change
- Hard seasons that just won’t end.
- Relationships that need work.
There is a real war being waged in the heavenly places today
We have a real enemy who would like you too afraid to fight back. When you are not fighting in the battle, you are losing because he is always fighting! Fear and anxiety are weapons in the hand of a seasoned enemy.
I am not judging, pinky promise, I’m just as scared over here. The fear knows my name and it is a battle some days to get in the battle.
But if we get stuck in the fear, yes, we may get through the battle, but we won’t grow.
If we learn to Be Still in the face of the giants of life, give the fear to God, and press into Him through the Battle, we grow and conquer giants!
Some amazing things happen when Christians Grow Spiritually Mature through hard times
- When we grow we can discern the giants as they come and be prepared
- We can learn how to avoid unnecessary trouble
- And we can conquer the giants in our life.
- We can help others learn to fight their giants as well!
How to Be Still and Conquer a Giant in Your Life
Final Thoughts on Numbers 21:34
Okay, how do we quiet that fear and be still? Notice that Moses didn’t charge into battle like a fool. Nope, Moses had a healthy fear of this Giant but a bigger fear of His God. Moses took time to check with God before the battle.
To be still and conquer a giant you must pray!
Not only do we see Moses pray before this battle, we see him pray a lot. Prayer had become a habit of his life. Is Prayer a habit in your life?
Moses also spent time with God regularly to know God’s will.
To be still and conquer a giant you must spend time in the Bible
Sometimes the hard situations in our lives are to get our attention about something God wants to change. Other times God is using hard situations to grow us or someone around us. Still, other times God has His own mysterious reasons for putting us face to face with a giant. If you are not In the Bible you won’t know which is happening and fear will win.Fear is a normal reaction to a giant. But when we learn how to be still we can put our faith in God and conquer a giant overcoming fear! Click To Tweet
To be still and conquer a giant you must not fight alone
Moses didn’t charge the battle alone. He waited for God’s command and he stayed with his people. Fighting alone is foolish, fighting without God’s direction is foolish.
And we know as New Testament Christians that where two or more are gathered God is in their midst… Stay connected with other believers, it helps us all win the battles!
A Prayer to Be still and conquer a giant in your life
I praise you for making me more than a conqueror in Christ. You won the victory and wave a banner over us today – a banner of love, claiming us as Your own. That is comforting Lord. I confess that the fear is real and strong and today I won but tomorrow is coming. Please remind me each morning to be still, to spend time with You, to pray more than I complain and worry.
I lay my life before You, and if you are making me into a Spiritual Warrior I surrender. Confrontation and battle scare me (shock) and I feel less than enough. No one would choose me to go to war Lord. But if You called me to this I believe You will equip me for the battle ahead. There are giants waiting. Marriage issues. Parenting challenges. Drama in friendships. Health concerns. I can’t face them alone. Go before me, hedge me in. Hide me under the shadow of Your wing.
To You be all the glory
Tiffany has a passion to equip wives to do Marriage God’s way and inspire women to choose hope and Joy in Christ through every season by growing in faith.