Day 19: Out of the Pit

When I awakened this morning, I laid still in my bed for a few minutes and prayed, a common morning practice for me. It's just a great way to start the day. It centers me, it calms me, it prepares me for the day.

This morning, as I prayed, a scripture popped into my mind for some reason. So when I got up, I opened my online Bible and read it. "When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

For those of you who don't know the story, the King had thrown Daniel into the lion's den, basically for worshiping God. But the King loved Daniel and really didn't want him to get eaten by the lions, so he approached the lion's den with hopes that Daniel would be alive. (That's a really short version of the story. You can read it in Daniel Chapter 6)

I am not really sure why this scripture came to my mind this morning, but perhaps it is this. Yesterday, I awakened with a very heavy heart. Hopeful that God would rescue us (from a house that won't sell, and the possibility of the girls going back to their b-mom), but not at all sure what would happen.

By the end of yesterday we had a contract on our home and two girls who would live in our home for at least 5 more months.

Prior to yesterday morning, I had cried more buckets of tears than I have cried in a really long time.

By yesterday morning, my adrenaline level was through the roof.

So by the end of yesterday, with two incredible "hand of God" movements, I was exhausted.

And I slept in peace. Much like Daniel did in the lion's den. Only Daniel slept in the midst of the lions. He had so much trust in God. I could only sleep once outside the lion's den.

But nonetheless, I awoke with these words in my heart. "Carol, servant of the living God, your God whom you serve continually, HAS rescued you." Our outcome was the same, Daniel's and mine.

All that to say, Oh for the peace to sleep in the pit, but praise God I am out of it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Carol, Very well said. I am Happy that your day turned out the way it did.
    Love you guy's
    Cecie :)


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