On Leaping Over A Wall

“For by You I can run against a troop; by my God I can leap over a wall.”

— 2 Samuel 22:30

Do you ever feel surrounded by the enemy and backed up against a wall? That no matter which direction you turn, you have an obstacle in your way? Perhaps you’re in such a situation today, feeling cornered by some circumstances that seem beyond your control.

We all encounter “walls” in life, things that block our paths on life’s journey. For example, as Christians we all have temptations coming at us like yapping dogs, attempting to drain our spiritual resources. We also experience personal problems in our lives, in our families, and at work. As we face each of these challenges, it seems that an insurmountable wall has been erected.

But it’s not impossible to leap over those walls. God can give us the ability to leap over anything this world puts in front of us.

So, you may ask, “How do we leap over the walls that life puts in our way?” By faith. Consider how you entered into eternal life. Did you not come to the place where you rested your hopes on God’s promise that Christ had paid for your salvation and was offering it freely to those who would trust in Him? And the very moment you trusted that promise, it was fulfilled.

We can also surmount those walls by taking action. Just look at King David’s life to learn a lesson or two about hurdling obstacles. In 2 Samuel 22 David recounts the many times God had helped him in battle: “I have run. I have leaped.” He did not just sit there and tremble in the face of the troop confronting him. He did not just walk along the wall, feeling it, examining its height. He did not just wait for God to make his problems disappear. David took his sword in his hand and rushed into the fray. He gathered himself together and rushed toward the wall. Then, and only then, was he able to leap over it. David’s life proves that faith and action are a mighty combination.

Are you facing a wall today? You can leap over it if you arise in faith, press forward, and take action. By doing so you’ll experience the empowerment of the God who promised us, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” You’ll then see the enemy host scatter, and you’ll find yourself being transported over the wall.

“Faith will beget in us three things: Vision, Venture, Victory.”
George W. Ridout