Hi all! How’s your Wednesday going so far? So far so good over here. Last night James and I were able to check out a young adult group at a church called Convergence in Fort Worth. It’s a bit of a drive out there, but was definitely worth it! Then, we decided to work on my blog [get excited for the changes!] when we got home, so, needless to say, it was a late night. So I’m a little sleepy today, but nothing a few cups of coffee can’t cure:)
Anyways, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been reading and sharing a lot from the book of Daniel lately. For some reason the Lord led me to Daniel, and I have really been gaining a lot of insight from reading through it at a slower pace. This morning I was reading the section where Daniel was thrown in to the lion’s den because he was caught praying to God. The king who’s decree caused this event was distressed because he actually really liked Daniel, but there was nothing he could do about the consequences—Daniel had to be thrown into the lion’s den as punishment.
Daniel’s predicament sounds horrible and hopeless, but God has a way of turning hopeless situations around for his glory. God sent his angel to close the mouths of the lions, so that Daniel would be unharmed when thrown into the pit. And what’s more, not only was Daniel unharmed, but also the king, Darius, became a believer through this miraculous situation.
“For he is the living God
and he endures forever;
his kingdom will not be destroyed,
his dominion will never end.
He rescues and he saves;
he performs signs and wonders
in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
from the power of the lions.”
Those were the words of Darius upon Daniels extraction from the lion’s den—unharmed. Sometimes we go through things that seem scary or difficult, like Daniel did when he was thrown into a den full of lions. We may not understand why at the time, but God always has a plan, and he has a knack for turning hopeless situations into miraculous testimonies. Never doubt that God has a plan and a purpose for everything that happens in your life—good or bad. Choose to trust and believe instead of being fearful and hopeless.
Well, I’m off to get some things done. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday! God Bless:)