I Sam 17:34 "...when a lion or bear comes"
David conquered a lion and a bear before he ever met Goliath, before he was ever chosen as King of Israel.
Just imagine the initial fear David must have had. And maybe he missed with those stones a few times, only injuring the animal. Maybe he even failed a few times.
I wonder...did God send that lion? And the bear?
I think so.
David needed to know he could conquer a lion, by God's power, before he would ever presume he could conquer Goliath.
And so, the lion was a blessing. It was God's opportunity.
Every difficult and hard thing that comes along in our life is God's opportunity to show us we can do things far beyond our own limitations.
May God open our eyes to see His blessings beneath the coverings of our troubles, trials and temptations.
What is your lion right now? By God's strength and power, are you conquering it, or is it conquering you?