I've always looked at life as if it was a living heartbeat. Good and bad times and everything in between, give us the familiar up and down waves you can see on a heart monitor. It signifies that we are alive. If there were no ups and downs but a steady line, we would be flat lined--dead. Our Goliaths are our hard times, our fortunes are our joy in life; neither is steady, both are necessary in very dynamic ways. Some experience more, sometimes much more hardship than others; this is the way of life, with no guarantees before us.
Our perception of this balance, or imbalance, can make all the difference in the world in how we live through each adversity as it comes to us, and it will come to us. There are many ways that we can perceive what happens to us, but I think the most effective is taking on the attitude that one must defy these intrusions on life, with every breath of will that one can muster. It really doesn't matter much, when your life is at stake, blaming this or that, or thinking that life has been unfair to you. This will not strengthen you. It may distract you from the posture you should adopt in these times. Instead, stay focused. Let go of the fear; it has no place in your spirit. Determine to be defiant. Remember, something is trying to deny you of your life, and one thing stands in the way of this--you. Take hold of your senses and never give in to your Goliaths!