Do you ever feel like you're going into a lion's den?
When you walk into work or a meeting you know won't be good?
When you enter an uncomfortable home situation?
Or, heaven forbid, even in church?
I think many of us have faced our share of lion's dens. They may have been a classroom when we were a kid.
Maybe it was gym class.
But whatever the situation, we know what it is to feel very alone in a situation where we picture ourselves being ripped up - if not physically - at least verbally and emotionally.
That's when I think about a man named Daniel who actually was thrown into a lion's den.
Do you remember the Bible story?
Daniel was a favorite administrator under King Darius' rule. Other became jealous of Daniel and schemed to have him thrown into the den.
Many of you know the story. When the den was opened the next day, Daniel was still in one piece.
"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 was pulled from the den. Look at what Daniel, chapter 6, verse 23 says next "And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God."
The evil officials who sought harm for Daniel then met their own horrible end at the jaws and the paws of the lions.
May all of us trust the power, protection and love of God whenever we face a lion's den.