One Stone Away

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God.” Psalm 42:11

Father, the immensity of abortion can be overwhelming.  The culture of death in our society seems so big and insurmountable.  Our efforts even seem as if we are only throwing small stones at an enormous giant. Yet, this is not your first giant rodeo and small stones are exactly what You used to defeat the foe.  Lord, thank you that nothing is too big for you.  What seems as a giant to us is only one stone throw away from being overcome.  We ask for You to throw the stone.  Father, we hope in You.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Only a boy named David.  Only a little sling. Only a boy named David, but he could pray and sing.  Only a boy named David.  Only a bubbling brook.  Only a boy named David and five little stones he took. 

The Deeper Still team gathered in a room to pray.  In a circle we lifted up our nation and the world crying out for the lies of abortion to be brought into the light and for those who advocate it to clearly see the truth.  The voice of pro-choice shouted loudly as it ranted from the pages of an article read by Karen Ellison. It’s voice reminded me of another…
“And the Philistine [Goliath] said, ‘I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.’” 1 Sam 17:10
There are voices shouting in the world defying the living God and the armies of His people.  These voices cause many to shrink back in fear.  The fight seems too big, almost unconquerable.  Intimidation is their intent. 
However, there was only a boy who could pray and sing
As we gathered in the room that night as a team, worshipping and praying, it occurred to me that we were much like David.  We were small.  We only have a little sling.  We only have these stones.  BUT WE CAN PRAY AND SING. 
David’s battle wasn’t won with the weapons he fought with but with the courage in His heart and belief in His God.  The battle was won long before He ever stepped foot onto the battlefield.  The battle was won way back in the sheep field through years of singing and praying. 
When we were singing and praying, we were slinging a stone into the air.  Every time we cry out to the Lord with our voices, we are one stone throw closer to victory.
David refused to remain silent in the battle.  He spoke up for truth.  He didn’t let the voice of the enemy be the only voice heard.  He shouted back at the giant…
“But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.   This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand.”  1 Sam 17:45b-46a
We declare, as David did, to the giant and all others that are listening that God is our hope.  With our voice we will stand for life and truth.  And we will keeping singing and praying knowing we are only one stone throw away from victory.   

Your abortion doesn’t have to define you.

It’s time to find the freedom you deserve.