Facing Lions?

“Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.”
(Daniel 6:10).

I’d imagine we’d all be praying if we were about to be thrown into a pit to be food for some hungry lions.  But, what really strikes me in this verse is Daniel prayed “just as he had done before.”  My guess is that prayer was probably routine for Daniel.  I’m not sure what he prayed.  Maybe that King Darius would change his mind.  He most likely didn’t pray for God to shut the lions’ mouths.

But, that’s what God did.  And, He made Daniel aware that He was the one saving him.  Not Darius. 

Sometimes, God doesn’t rescue us out of situations the way we think He should or the way we pray it will happen.  But, God will pull you through in a way that gives Him glory. 

You may feel like you’re in a lion’s den right now. 

Pray.  And, know that God will shut those lions’ mouths. 



Filed under God Stuff, prayer

3 responses to “Facing Lions?

  1. Capprice

    oh so needed that..thank you 🙂

  2. skh

    great one, dusty…I think when we learn this story as children, we thought God just shut the mouths’ of the lions, didn’t we? great blog..great reminder..swear…

  3. Brenda

    I am still hanging in there in the Lion’s den but God hasn’t let them eat me yet! And Daniel prayed 3 times a day…the reason he got put in there in the first place and he cont as he always did! That is the best part and that God did it His way and not how Daniel had expected, I’m sure!!!!

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