A few days back I reminded you of how the Lord protected the three young men in the firery furnance. God took them through and brought them out victorious. The same was true for another young man named Daniel. He was friends with those three.
Jealousy caused the palace rulers to look for a way to trap the King into relieving Daniel of his position and his life. They got the King to pass a law that anyone who prayed to the Lord and not to the King should be thrown into the lions den.
Daniel remained loyal to the Lord and he was taken to the lions den and thrown in. The King regretted his decision because he trusted Daniel and knew him to be a man of integrity but the law was the law. The next morning the King came to check on Daniel.
He was alive.
Then the King had the men who had deceived him into making such a law thrown into the same lions den and they were destroyed. Lest you think I’m completely off point for my title, look at this verse.
“The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you.
He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.”
18 The Lord has promised: Your sorrow has ended, and you can celebrate.Zephaniah 3:17-18 ERV
Life’s battle will seem overwhelming and exhaust us if we try to fight them on our own. How much better it is when we trust God – He fights with us and for us. He takes joy in us and showers us with His love. The Lord sings and celebrates when we win.
Now, do you hear the music?
Remember a young boy by the name of David who faced a giant of a problem. If God protected David in his fight, we can trust Him to do the same for us.
“Today the Lord will let me defeat you. I will kill you. I will cut off your head and feed your body to the birds and wild animals. And we will do the same thing to all the other Philistines too. Then all the world will know there is a God in Israel. 47 All the people gathered here will know that the Lord doesn’t need swords or spears to save people. The battle belongs to the Lord, and he will help us defeat all of you.”
48 Goliath the Philistine started to attack David. He slowly walked closer and closer toward David, but David ran out to meet Goliath.” I Samuel 17:46-48
Give your battle, whatever it is, to the Lord. Let Him defeat the enemy and get invited to the celebration when it over!