Facing the Giants

07 May

Our Friday night tradition is to watch a family friendly movie together.  Last night we watched Facing the Giants – again.  This was one of Isaac’s favorite movies (including the song “Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns at the end) and we watched it with new eyes for the first time without him.  We are facing the giants of fear, doubt and guilt.  I (Dad) was impressed again by the famous “death crawl” scene.  The scene previously had an emotional impact on me, however it seemed to especially touch my spirit this time.  We feel like Brock Kelly crawling across the football field with a 160-pound football player on his back.  We’re screaming “it hurts”, “it’s too hard”, and “I’m about out of strength”.  Meanwhile, it seems as if Coach Taylor is echoing the words of God to us “don’t quit” and “keep going”.

God, this seems too hard for us to handle and we are tempted to doubt You and quit our walk of faith.  The enemy keeps planting lies into our mind.  However, You are giving us just enough strength to move forward each day.  We are still trusting You and we choose to believe Your Word and place our faith in the sovereign Creator of the universe and the Savior of our souls.  We don’t understand Your plan but we still trust You.

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.  (Rev 3:7-8)

(We enjoy these movies and view them as a tool created by man to honor God but not a substitute for the Spirit and Word of God.  The movies produced by Sherwood Pictures are some of our favorites, including Flywheel and Fireproof along with Facing the Giants.  We are also anxiously anticipating the release of their next project, Courageous, in September 2011.)


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4 responses to “Facing the Giants

  1. Susie

    May 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Thinking of you all daily. Holding you up to the One who is able to give you the strength and help for each day!

    “Every day the Lord Himself is near me, with a special mercy for each hour. All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me, He whose name is Counselor and Power. The protection of His child and treasure, is a charge that on Himself He laid. As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure, this the pledge to me He made.”

    • ephesians516

      May 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM


      Thank you for the prayers. The Lord does give us the strength we need to make it through each moment. It is difficult as we move forward. Each activity reminds us that Isaac is not here to share in it with us. We are comforted believing that he is enjoying even greater activities in heaven with the Lord Jesus and the saints.

  2. Joellen

    May 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    St. Anne’s School showed this movie on Movie Night last year, but we couldn’t attend. I just put it on the top of our Neflix list.

    Thinking of you & praying for you every day.


    • ephesians516

      May 10, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      We hope you enjoy and receive encouragement from God through this movie as we have.


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