Living in the Lion’s Den


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As I have continued studying the book of Daniel, using Beth Moore’s workbook and video, I am amazed at how much more I am learning about God and His protection of us. I think often times we don’t see how He has protected us, perhaps moment-by-moment.

Take Daniel in the Lion’s Den. This is a story we have all probably heard many times. We love the happy ending – the angel shut the mouths of the lions and Daniel was not harmed. It must have been a terrifying night for Daniel, sitting so close to the lions.

We’re all living in a lion’s den to some extent. Consider 1 Peter 5:8, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Sometimes we may feel like we are in a lion’s den, but God is close. We may not be able to see Him,  He’s sent His angel to shut the mouth of the lion, even if we can’t see Him.

Psalm 121:7-8   

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going  both now and forevermore.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Samuel 22:3-4

My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me. “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 54:17 

No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 

Psalm 91:1-3

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 138:7  

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.

 

We may feel like we are spending a terrifying night in the lion’s den, (or maybe a long season of time) but we are not seeing the work God is doing in our behalf – shutting the mouth of the lion.

May you feel God’s Peace.

Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy, by Beth Moore, Lifeway Publishing, Nashville, TN, 2006

Scripture: www.biblegateway.com

Image: google images.

 

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6 thoughts on “Living in the Lion’s Den

  1. This is such a reassuring reality. I’ve felt God’s protection a lot recently as I write on topics the world loves to blast. Amazingly, all through my pregnancy, I ran into very few times I needed to take the emotional energy to thoughtfully respond. In fact, the amount of flak coming in has been less than half what usually does! God is good and understands my weakness as I seek Him.

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  2. Very well said. In the midst of the difficult times in life there are always indications of His grace and presence around us! Thanks Julie for sharing this posting Lord bless you!

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