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“You know well the roar of Goliath.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2013-04-29) from his book, Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible(p. 15). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I’m sure you know the story of David and Goliath.In a nutshell, it is the story of a teenage shepherd boy who defeated an enemy warrior giant.We love these kinds of stories, don’t we?Because the truth is there are some giants in our lives that we need to defeat, aren’t there?
Max says, “Your Goliath doesn’t carry sword or shield; he brandishes blades of unemployment, abandonment, sexual abuse, or depression. Your giant doesn’t parade up and down the hills of Elah; he prances through your office, your bedroom, your classroom. He brings bills you can’t pay, grades you can’t make, people you can’t please, whiskey you can’t resist, pornography you can’t refuse, a career you can’t escape, a past you can’t shake, and a future you can’t face.”
He goes on, “You know Goliath. You recognize his walk an…