Saturday, August 24, 2013

God Loves the Underdogs!

I Samuel 17:49
“And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead; that the stone sunk into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the earth.”

Have you ever felt too weak or small to make a difference in life? Have you ever felt like the underdog? Consider David when he came up against Goliath- you better believe he was considered the underdog! Yet, look how this story turned out.

God does not care about our abilities, our physical or even mental strength. God has consistently chosen those who are considered “weak” to do His work. I’m often reminded of the saying “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” We have to realize that God is looking for the faithfulness in our hearts- not our muscle or abilities; once we realize this, nothing in the world is impossible for the underdogs. God loves the underdogs!

Consider the youth of this generation. So many young people out there feel that no one would take them seriously if they tried to be an example to others; so many young people feel that they could never make an impact because they are considered “too young” by society. But 1 Timothy 4:12 reminds us that we should not let our youth get in the way of setting an example- in fact, we should use our youth to set the example! The youth of this generation are not weak; they are in one of the best positions to do God’s work and they are more important than they know. God loves the underdogs!

What society considers weak does not agree with what God considers weak. Many individuals think that they are too far into sin to do anything useful for God. Wrong! Paul who was considered “the chief of sinners” is the best example of how God can use anyone -no matter their past- to do His work. 1 Samuel 16:7 reminds us that God does not see as man sees, while the world looks on outward appearance, God looks at the heart.

So the next time that you’re having an underdog kind of day, remember: God loves the underdogs! Those people that society considers “weak,” these are some of His most chosen individuals. You are important. You are stronger than your physical and mental abilities- you have a strength given from God. With God, no enemy is too tough, no obstacle is too big, and no problem is too difficult for even the underdog.

Hope you have a blessed day!!
Nealey Sims


  1. When He uses people that the world sees as weak HE get the glory!!!! Great devo!!!

  2. I always enjoy your devotionals Nealey Sims. I taught on this very subject not long ago in my small life group. All my life I felt like I had no talents ! My brother made straight A's.....I did not!!!! My entire family has beautiful voices....I can not sing!!!! My dad has his masters degree....I did not finish!!!! My parents will be married 65 years this November....I am divorced!!!! I could go on and on.... BUT.... These simple devotions of awakening your day has truly changed my life!!!! To think in a short time how many people has read these devotions!!! Over 7000 the last time I checked !!!! Nothing else matters... God will use the willing!!!!! Let's get the word of God out to the world !!!!
    Pamela Britt Malone