Our God Is Able

It does not matter what you are facing. God will come through for you. He may not come when you want him, but he is always on time. It is never too late for God. He will answer your prayer and deliver you from your trouble. The Bible says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19).

Your enemies may think it is over for you, but it is not over until God says it’s over. God has the final word in your situation. Daniel’s enemies thought it was over for him, but God shocked them and caused them to fall into the trap they set.

Daniel was a righteous man, a man of integrity. He was one of the three princes that King Darius set over the kingdom of Persia. “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm” (Daniel 6:3).

The Holy Spirit lived in Daniel. He was chosen by God, just like you. God’s hand is on your life, and his favor follows you wherever you go. Everything you touch is blessed, and this is why the enemy attacks you so severely. He feels threatened by you because you are anointed. I dare you to lift your hands to heaven and say, “I’m anointed.”

So, King Darius was so pleased with Daniel that he considered placing Daniel over the entire empire. This made the other two princes jealous, and they tried to find a reason to get rid of Daniel. They “sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him” (verse 4).

Daniel did everything with such a spirit of excellence that they could not find any fault with him. Finally, they decided that their only chance to accuse him concerned his religion. So, they devised a crafty scheme and came to the king.

“King Darius, live forever!” they said. “All the presidents of the kingdom, governors, princes, counsellors, and the captains have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions” (verse 7).

These men lied that all the officials wrote this law because they left out Daniel. Have you been feeling left out? Do not take matters into your own hands. In due time, God will give you justice. So, the king, flattered by the idea, signed the law, which, according to the custom of the Medes and Persians, could not be revoked.  

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime” (verse 10).

Daniel was bold. Many people today are afraid to say the name of Jesus, but Daniel took a stand for his faith. He knelt by his window, knowing it could cost his life. His enemies were watching him, and they quickly arrested him and took him to the king. The king was suddenly very sorrowful. He realized he had been tricked, and he sought to find a way to deliver Daniel, but there was nothing he could do. The law could not be reversed.

So, Daniel was cast into the den of lions, and a stone was laid upon the mouth of the den. It seemed as if all hope was lost for Daniel. No doubt, his enemies were rejoicing. They thought he would never come out of the den alive, but Daniel’s God was much more powerful than the lions he faced. God is bigger than your trouble. The weapon may be formed against you, but it will not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Your enemies are wasting their time trying to curse you. They cannot curse what God has blessed.

Early the next morning, King Darius ran to the den of lions. He was unable to sleep all night, and he was anxious to learn what had become of Daniel. “And the king said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?” (verse 20).

There was a moment of silence. “Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt” (verses 21-22).

I dare you to say, “My God is able.” You may be battling cancer or suffering from divorce. You may be experiencing loss in your finances or business, but by the grace of God, you are still here because your God is able to deliver you. His angels are surrounding you, and you are coming out of this more than a conqueror.

So, the king commanded for Daniel to be brought out of the lions’ den, and not even a scratch was found on him. As for Daniel’s enemies, the king commanded them to be thrown in the lions’ den, and the lions devoured them before they even reached the bottom. Daniel was given their positions, and he prospered greatly. King Darius was so moved by Daniel’s miraculous deliverance; he made a decree that everyone should fear Daniel’s God. “He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions” (verse 27).

The tables are turning in your favor right now. What the devil meant for evil, God is going to make it work together for good. Do not worry how your situation is going to turn out. God is in control, and he is more powerful than your trouble. He is faithful, and he will come through for you. Trust him. He is able!

God bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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