Jeff Turner – Music Reporter and Floyd Rogers – Texas Gospel Volunteer, Christian writer
Joseph Habedank’s latest release from the Deeper Oceans project is Goliath. We’re all familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but it’s rare to have a song that gives such a visual representation of this Bible story. Goliath’s lyrics delve into some of the meaning of the Bible story we all learned as a child.
“I love the visual of these guys trying to give David this armor that doesn’t fit him, and David kinda looking at them going, ‘Guys, I’ve already got the weapon that I need, I’ ve got Jesus and that’s all I need.’ I think that’s such a powerful thought,” he said in a recent interview.
Joseph’s sentiment is shared by many who read 1 Samuel. Pastor Chuck Swindoll wrote a similar description saying, “As I picture it, David was blinking and thinking, What giant? The only giant in my life is God. That’s a dwarf over there, Saul. God is not impressed with the externals; He looks on the heart. God is omnipotent! And if He’s on my side, omnipotence can’t lose.”
Doesn’t that describe a confidence we should all have when we know we are doing what God wants?
I think it’s important to note here that David was doing God’s work. His heart was right. He wasn’t just claiming something he wanted so he could demand it in God’s name. Consider the Lord’s prayer, the model for our prayer, says, “….your kingdom come, your will be done…” And when Jesus prayed before His execution He prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” I believe this emphasizes the need to ask God that we know His will first. If we act according to His will, we will succeed.
Joseph, speaking of his song Goliath, spoke of just how small our troubles are compared to God. He said, “I think we so often try to fight our battles on our own, and when we have to realize that God is more mighty , He’s more powerful than anything we face, any Goliath, any giant in our lives.”
I believe God will give us the strength we need to be in His will. Sometimes this means accomplishing great things. I also believe this sometimes means He will give us the strength to deal with disappointment when things don’t go the way we think they should. He is all-knowing; we are not. Doesn’t this mean we should constantly ask for guidance and understanding knowing that nothing in this world comes close to the power of our God?
We hope you enjoy hearing Goliath on Texas Gospel Canada! We also hope its lyrics will encourage you to seek God’s will as you face life’s daily battles.