By Ernest O'Neill

Why Do We Face Trials and Troubles?

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

Every time you feel a thing is impossible, that is your Creator saying to you, now we got a real-life Goliath here that you and I are going to tackle together. But that’s it. In other words, you rejoice when you see a Goliath. You don’t look at him and say, I’ll never handle that myself. That’s exactly why he has come. Of course, God knows you can’t handle it yourself. That’s why he is there. Immediately you see a Goliath, you rejoice that your Creator has sent this Goliath for one purpose.

And the purpose is there if you look back at that story of David in the Old Testament. And it’s 1 Samuel 17:26: "And David said to the men who stood by him, ‘What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?’” That’s why God allowed Goliath to come into your life. So that you yourself would see that there is a living God and so that other people around you in your home and in your work situation would see that there is a living God, that’s why God sent that Goliath.