My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.” Daniel 6:22 NLT

The life of an exile must be tough. You are away from your home and family and all that is familiar. You have to learn the customs of a new place so that you can live and work in harmony. This was Daniel’s predicament. There was one thing Daniel did not leave behind; Daniel maintained his relationship with God.

As a result, God was with Daniel. The king was aware that there was something special about Daniel. King Darius chose Daniel along with two other men to be supervisors over the empire. Daniel excelled at his job so the king made arrangements to promote Daniel and appoint him to supervise the entire empire. Imagine a foreigner in exile in charge! The others were not happy and searched Daniel’s life looking for information to discredit him. All they could find was that Daniel served his God faithfully so they decided to use his relationship with God to eliminate him. They made prayer to God an illegal activity but Daniel kept on praying.  As a result, Daniel was placed in a lions’ den.

Daniel’s confidence was in God. After all, who could deliver him from the lions? They placed him in the den but they couldn’t stop him from praying. Daniel prayed while keeping company with the lions and God sent angels to shut the lions’ mouth. When the king found Daniel safe in the morning, he was overjoyed. The king ordered that those who orchestrated the plan to harm Daniel, be thrown into the lions’ den. God turned the tables. The lions’ den is a place others will put you to kill you but God will use the den to promote you and move you from the den to the place set aside for you. With God, Daniel was unstoppable.

Thought for Today: When you trust in God, you can pray in the den.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

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