Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV)
Have you ever reached to the point in your life when it seems like everyone would have turned their backs on you? E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E seems against you? Things are just falling apart?
How do you usually react?
This was the case with Daniel. After his promotion, jealously filled the hearts of many of those around, especially those who had to report to him.
They thought and thought and thought! Finally, they came up with a plan. "Let's get the king to sign a decree (Daniel 6:8) that whoever prayed to any God or man for thirty days, except to the king would be thrown into the den of lions.
This, they thought would get Daniel out of the way. Totally out of the picture.
May I pause to remind you here. No matter the pressure or circumstance, if GOD be for you, who can be against you? (Romans 8:31) You are more than a conqueror!
Let's continue. The king, not realizing their cunning plan, signs it into law.
The exciting part of the story for me, is the BOLDNESS of Daniel. He heard of the law and BOLDLY and OUTRIGHTLY disobeyed. I don't know if there is something called a "Good Disobedience," but this was certainly time for it.
It is during the midst of your situation you have to turn up the pressure on the enemy and BOLDLY PRAY! Pray Hard at times! Soft at times! Constantly DECLARE the positive over your life!
Let's head right back to our story.
Inspite of a law setup to wipe out Daniel - He remained HOPEFUL and bible history tells us the rest. How God delivered his servant and allowed the plan to turn around on his servant's enemies - Just because Daniel PRAYED!
This probably sounds like a similar battle you are in now. On the job, in the court, in your community or family. Where ever it is - The key phrase is STAY HOPEFUL - GOD CAN HELP!