Having faith does not prevent you from descending into the pits of life. Instead, faith gives you the ability to remain steadfast as you go through the those pit experiences. People today are still asking the same question King Darius did in Daniel 6:20.
Wanda (insert your name), servant of the living God! Was (is) your God, whom you serve so faithfully, able to rescue you from the lions?
Unlike Daniel I have not been thrown into a physical den of lions. But haven’t we all encountered lions of our own. Being thrown into a lion’s den was not meant to be a leisurely stroll at the school. It was designed to destroy and to kill Daniel. His adversaries had no expectation of him surviving the experience. What is your lion?What occurred in your life that was poised to tear you and leave you for dead? Some things are sent to destroy your witness, your faith, your character, your marriage, your relationships, your body, your hope, your health, or your mobility.
And you can rest assured that someone is watching to see if you will come out of it alive. But as I pondered over Daniel’s date with the lion’s den, I noticed that not only did he come out of it but he came out without scars. Can we say we came out of the trial without scars? If the enemy can’t stop you from coming out, he will aim to keep you scarred for life. The evidence of scarring shows when we refuse to try again, trust again, love again, hope again, or pursue again.
Dear God, I thank you and I declare that you are mighty! Not only are you mighty enough to bring us out but you are able to make us whole again. Make us whole in our inner man, in our emotions, in our love for one another. We don’t want to be limited by our pit experiences. May you get the glory out of our lives. In Jesus name. Amen.