Total surrender takes a level of trust that has been tested over and over again. It takes somebody that has stood in front of a lion’s den. Daniel had a level of trust that had been tested. He had been taken as a boy from Judah and had been taken into the service of King Nebuchadnezzar. Pulled away from his family and his country. Daniel had a trust in God he knew that God was for him. Even when he was in training for the king. He said I shall not defile myself with the king’s choice of food. He had a total surrender to God. He kept to the Laws of God. Daniel could have made excuses, blamed God. He had more of a right to. He was a slave in a foreign land.
This is what has spoken to me. I find myself trying to justify my choices. I am not a slave, I have not been taken from my family and friends. I find that I have a hard enough time keeping to a fast. This journey that God has put me on is working everything out that needs replaced with him. A total surrender also takes a level of trust that you have to rely on God for all of the answers. God has brought me to a place where I understand Him. When I am committed to him He will always be there for me. I wanted to have the faith of Daniel but failed to realize that Daniel really had a understanding of commitment. His had been tested long before the lion’s den. Now I know that God sees my lion’s den in the future and is trying to prepare me for it. God truly knows you better than you know yourself. That is why he says He will never give you more than you can handle, but growing requires stretching. God wasn’t only growing me, He was preparing me for my lion’s den.
Thank you God for seeing my future and knowing that the trials that I go through are only giving me a deeper trust in you so that when I need a level of faith to go into my lion’s den I can have the faith to walk in with no fear. For you are with me you are my strength in You will I trust.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank him.