The Lion’s Den

Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation?  A job loss, a rebellious child, a broken relationship, a health concern?


In Daniel 6, we find Daniel in an impossible situation that he didn’t deserve to be in.  His enemies schemed against him, and Daniel was thrown into a den of lions.


We know the story has a happy ending.  God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions.  God delivered Daniel.  I believe Daniel’s deliverance began before he found himself in that lions’ den.


It started when he learned to pray and hear God’s voice.  And when he stayed true to his faith after being taken from his home as a young man and sent to Babylon.  And when he showed wisdom and character that earned him a job in the king’s palace.   And when he followed his convictions by eating in a way that honored God.  


I don’t know if you’re in an impossible situation, if you’ve just come out of one or if you’re getting ready to be in one, but we’ll all experience one at some point in our lives. 


Allow God to begin your deliverance today.  Pray and learn God’s voice.  Stay true to your faith in God.  Ask God for wisdom and be a person of character.  Follow the convictions God lays on your heart from His Word.  


God will deliver you. Your deliverance, just like Daniel’s, will result in people from all around witnessing the faithfulness of God. 


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. 

Daniel 6:26-27 



Arianna Eckart
Director of NTS Camp



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