From time to time Goliaths appear in our lives. appear in all our lives. We are faced with insurmountable problems, worries and disasters which are quite ”insurmountable.’ I’m not a person who naturally worries a lot but when these concerns arise I do my share of worrying. Being a person who likes to be in control I keep thinking of solutions. Usually there are none. Night-times seem to be for scheming and not for sleeping.

I need to take a leaf out of David, the shepherd’s, life. He didn’t scheme or plan or have sleepless nights. I wonder if he worried at all when he faced the giant Goliath. Reading the psalms that he wrote later in his life I imagine he was completely calm. His trust was solely in God. ‘I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel,’ he cried ‘It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves.’