To make that point visually, I took a little post-it note, held it up, and said "here's you."
I then held up an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and said "here's your problem." And I put the post-it note on the corner of the paper, and held it up. The obvious point being, compared to the size of our problem, we seem very small.
At the beginning of the sermon, I had asked the congregation to imagine the Goliath they were facing: a challenge, a seemingly insurmountable odd, a struggle.
Then (after preaching the majority of the sermon) I said, imagine your problem – your giant – moving closer to you.
Like Goliath, your problem has every advantage in its fight against you: it’s above you, it’s bigger than you are, it’s stronger than you are.
It has every advant…