15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.”
16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”
How horrible King Darius must have felt. But a law is a law. For Daniel, he must of been praying furiously. The group of men must have been feeling smug. They finally got Daniel right where they wanted him. Down in the lion's den. Which person(s) are you feeling like today? King Darius for letting others mislead him? The advisers for pulling one over on someone, or Daniel, being caught in the middle of something and not able to control the situation. The good news is, that even though Daniel couldn't control what was happening, his God, the Living God, already had it under control. We just have to let God have the situation and his will will play out. How cool is that? So turn over your troubles, situations and grief to him and let him do his will. God will take over and you can be sure that you will come out okay. It may be scary for a while, but as we are learning in our sermon series this month, we have to trust God like Daniel.