When lions are circling…

images-5Circling, circling around their prey, the hungry lions will overpower the man in an instant. The lions’ dungeon is capital punishment in the Persian Empire.

They stride steadily, eyeing the poor Jewish eunuch. At any moment, they will leap crush the helpless man with claw and tooth. Each minute seems like an eternity. And yet each minute passes and give way to another eternity. Strangely not a lion goes for the images-7kill. They menace, gaping hungrily at him. But the entire night passes, and they don’t eat Daniel.

Early in the morning comes the king, who was tricked into throwing his favorite administrator into this hellhole, to see if God delivered him. He calls, and Daniel responds: My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in lion-closeuphis sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king. — Daniel 6:22 NIV.

Similarly, trials are circling you. At every step, they threaten to sink you. Dont panic. Don’t run away. Don’t quit ministry. You only must remember how God delivered Daniel. Though the lions COULD overpower you, they WON’T. Pray and wait for the morning.

15 responses to “When lions are circling…

  1. “Though the lions COULD overpower you, they WON’T. Pray and wait for the morning.” Amen. We’ve got to have faith and belief in God.

  2. Encouraging post! Scary pictures though! (smile) Makes me think of one of my favorite songs: With God, by Salvador. You tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04y_KfO7GzI

  3. true words. they remind me of the faith of the 3 Hebrews when they stood before Nebuchadnezzar for not bowing down to the image.

  4. Praying is the easy part. It is the waiting that is the real challenge. May we have strength and courage to wait on the Lord.
    Psalm 27:14
    14 Wait for the Lord;
        be strong and take heart
        and wait for the Lord.

  5. The enemy does come in like a roaring lion seeking to devour us. His roaring is frightening, but we are to resist and he shall flee from us.

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  7. Miss Woman the roaring lion is the very thing that came to my mind. Still it is important to note that the roaring lion is “seeking” who he may devour. he may not devour the Christian because greater is He that is in us than he (the roaring lion) that is in the world.


  8. The lions come in all kinds of disguises, don’t they? Thanks for this.

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