As Christians, we live in a world filled with chaos. Every day we put on our Armor of God and fight the battles of this world. With God on our side, we face “giants” with confidence and come out as winners through Christ.
There are several characters in the Bible who have fought and defeated giants. One of the characters is named David. In 1 Samuel, chapter 17, David fought and defeated a giant named, Goliath, with just a sling shot and a stone. His story encourages us to stand strong on the battlefield, no matter what we are facing.
Two Christian artists, Francesca Battistelli and Blanca, wrote songs based off this Scripture to encourage Christians to not give up in the fight. These songs remind us to stay on the battlefield and to trust that God will come through for us. Francesca Battistelli wrote a song in 2014 called, “Giants Fall”. The song is written in honor of a young girl, at the age of 11, who wanted to start an organization called, “Project Yesu”. The purpose of the organization is to minister to girls and women in Uganda. When the artist read her story about being mocked by others and being told she was crazy to start an organization, Battistelli was inspired to write a song to encourage all of us to be bold and courageous for what we believe in. It’s never “too late” or “too far” to turn away from sin and walk with God (prodigal son, Luke 15:11:32). We are never “too small” and it’s never “too hard” to go after our dreams (David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17).
In the chorus, it states “don’t you be afraid of the giants in your way [because], with God you know that anything’s possible” (Referenced: Matthew 19:26; 1 John 4:18). The chorus continues to encourage us to stay in the fight with boldness and bravery and watch the giants fall. “With childlike faith” (Matthew 18:2-4), mountains will move and miracles will happen (Hebrews 11:1; Matthew 17:20).
Blanca, also wrote a powerful song in 2015 called, “Greater is He”. She wrote the song in honor of her mother being diagnosed with cancer. The artist was inspired by her mother’s courageous fight to live. The song lyrics expresses the struggles we deal with on a daily basis. It starts out saying, “I face a giant in over my head. Help me to look up [and remember to] take a deep breath” (Referenced: David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17). These lyrics are a prayer to God desperately crying out to Him to be present in our circumstances. I imagine this artist face down on the floor crying out to God for a miracle for her mother.
In the chorus, Blanca declares who God is through Jesus’ miracles. She states that her family have faced “an ocean [with] waves raging (Psalm 89:9, 93:4; Mark 4:35-41) and, with faith, they have “step[ped] out on the sea” to meet Jesus (Matthew 14:2-23). The song continues on to proclaim God’s name. We can face anything “in His name”.
We were all made to be warriors through Christ. The songs mentioned above are powerful and will lift our spirits when we are discouraged and feel defeated. The lyrics and the meaning behind these songs come from the heart of these artists. Battistelli and Blanca both wrote songs through inspiration of others. They were inspired by someone else’s strength while going through hardship.
These two songs declare who God is through Scripture. Just like David in 1 Samuel 17, we have our own battles to fight and win. The lyrics remind us to stay strong in the fight and always have God by our side. Philippians 4:13 states that we “can do all things through Him who gives [us] strength.” I encourage you to put on your Armor of God and run onto the battlefield to face your giants.
OTHER REFERENCES TO LOOK UP
- Joshua 24:14-18 (Joshua’s Story) – “Every Giant Will Fall” by Rend Collective, The Promise land.