There is a huge difference between man and God. Think of the mightiest man you might know of, even the mightiest superhero that you may have seen in a movie or heard about from others. Now compare that person to God. He would be just a speck of sand in comparison to God, who is the ocean. He would be a tiny flea, and God would be an elephant. Our God is the mighty God.
“The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together” (Isaiah 31:3). The Israelites often trusted in the might of other nations, like Egypt, to help them, rather than trusting in the might of God. God often showed them that their trust was misplaced.
When do you trust in the power of your plans and the strength of your ways, rather than trusting in the power of God? A mighty person is one who magnifies his own strength and power without consideration of God and what God has given him. That is what the mighty man Goliath did, but God through David showed that he is mightier still than the mightiest man.
Don’t forget who our God is, he is the Mighty God. “Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!” (Psalms 24:7–8). We will not know God as mighty until we trust him and his might in our lives. God wants to stir up his might to save us (Psalms 80:2), but he can only do that when we stop trusting in ourselves.
Psalms 145 would be a fitting Psalm to read and meditate upon in this regard. In it David, who defeated Goliath and saw many mighty acts of God, praises God for his might. David also encourages one generation to declare God’s mighty acts to the next generation. As you think about God’s mighty acts in your life, write them down and tell others what you have seen God do. Through this you also will declare that God, particularly through Jesus, is our Mighty God!