I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. (Josh. 15:8)

I had a choice to make about this fearsome giant. What was I going to do with it? My little girl was newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and realities of constant monitoring, endless blood checks, and very possible complications seemed to jolt into our world overnight with jarring negativity.

The hospital stay felt like a thousand years, and the giants seemed to grow even more menacing. I was scared to stick a needle in her skin. I was angry every time the clicker drew blood from her little fingertips. I hated the nurses speaking of possible seizures or coma. Why were we plunged here so decisively?

But in the quiet of the hospital night, the kindness of the Lord reminded me I did not need to fear. I did not need to give up in discouragement. This giant would actually help our little one grow to be a warrior. He had not left her to fight this alone. We all simply needed to pursue and honor him, trusting his presence and protection were sure.

Just as Caleb had diligently followed the Lord’s instructions and he had not given up as the other spies had, we too can persevere against our giants. Caleb believed God’s promises were true. And his promise to be faithful to us is always sure, even when our world turns upside down.

Remember that God never leaves you to face your menacing giants alone.

Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife, mom, and worship leader. Elizabeth chooses to pursue the Lord and trust him for courage and a joyful inheritance.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.