Have you ever found yourself in an impossible situation? My wife recently reminded me of a great and encouraging Old Testament story about the power of God that overcomes impossibilities. It’s the story of Daniel in the lion’s den.
The prophet Daniel was thrown into a den of lions because he refused to pray to a heathen king. Daniel continued to worship and pray to the only true God, although he knew that he would suffer the king’s wrath and punishment.
When Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den, he was placed in an impossible situation. From a natural perspective, people don’t share space with lions and come out alive. But Daniel did!
In an amazing miracle, Daniel was untouched by the aggressive animals. He exited without a scratch. God miraculously delivered him from the mouths of these ferocious carnivores. What was impossible became possible because of the supernatural power of God.
The king that sentenced Daniel to this fate was changed by what he saw. Take a look at his words after Daniel escaped:
“Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations and men of every language throughout the land: ‘ … I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.'”. — Daniel 6:25-27
Are you facing an impossible situation? Remember the story of Daniel. The same God who helped him stands ready to help you!