Standing Firm in the Lion’s Den

There is something about standing firm in the battle that is imperative to our survival. As Daniel was thrust into the lion’s den he had two choices- focus on the lions, or focus on God.
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Those lions of fear, distrust, despair, and discouragement will rip us to shreds if all we are concerned about is what they “could” do to us. It could be that we have been thrust into such places, because of no fault of our own, but due to the wishes of evil to see our destruction. Although the lions den seems unfair, it is indeed, the place of our victory.

Daniel says, “My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight.” Daniel 6:22 Friends, stop focusing on the circumstances that threw you into the lions den and start proclaiming your victory and freedom through your God whom your serve continually.

When others wish to become part of the attack, stand firm in your Lord. It’s easy to feel the need to defend ourselves, proclaiming, “it is no fault of my own I have been placed here!” Let God speak that for you. Let Him be your victory and deliverer. Continue to walk in the confidence of the Lord, do not sway this way or that and do not fear the lions den.

The point of the lion’s den is not to draw us into deep despair or discouragement, but to bring us to a more victorious life. The choice is really up to us on whether not we will stand with God in His victorious life for us or stay in places of fear, depression, anger and despair.. The victory comes first in the lions den, because without choosing victory there, we cannot experience freedom. Until we deal with those fiery, fierce lions, we will allow them to rip us to pieces. The lion’s den will haunt us the rest of our lives until we stand in our victory with God, not giving way to fear, not drowning in anger over God or man for why we were put their in the first place.

Could it be that God knew without the lion’s den, we would never learn to trust Him? Could it be that without the lion’s den God knew that our faith would never grow to the next level of maturity?

Don’t fight Him in the lion’s den. Don’t try fighting the lions either, that’s not your job. “The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still.” Ex. 14:14

Oh sovereign Lord, today I surrender fear. Today I surrender the unknown. Today I surrender anything that sets me up against the victory that I have you in. You are my advocate who protects me. I do not have to fear the battle. I can look past it and see Christ, exalted and lifted high. Abba, I praise you in the night, because soon, morning is coming! Your glorious light bursting forth and I want to stand with you there in that glorious light to put you on display for the world to see, in Jesus name, Amen!

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