Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Will everyone think I'm weird if I change my name?

A Word from God, via Beth Moore.

When we're in a difficult and/or stressful situation, we need to be like Daniel...

Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. ~Daniel 6:10b (emphasis mine)
No matter what you are facing, God CAN deliver you! Just as He brought Daniel safely out of the fiery furnace and the den of lions, He can deliver us out of our trials. None of us has encountered a situation which God is unable to change. You (or I) do not have the one and only situation that He cannot change!

Struggling in a marriage that has been a mess for thirty years? Dealing with a child that has chosen the wrong path? Finances in turmoil?

Stop worrying about how, when, or whether God will change your mess. Instead, remind Him (and yourself) of all the times He HAS ALREADY brought you through and praise Him! Build your faith and keep believing Him for your deliverance.

Our faith to believe that God can deliver us is strengthened by giving Him thanks and praise. He has already delivered us from many circumstances and trials. We need to thank Him - listing as many of those struggles as we can think of - and our worry will be replaced by faith.

I want to be a Daniel! Don't you?


  1. Daniel didn't get down and pout or beg - or offer up a list of request - he gave thanks !!

    great reminder!

  2. I am a firm believer in "what you speak is what you get." If you speak God-ordained ideas like faith, hope, blessings - you will have faith, hope, blessing through the struggles. If you speak Satan-ordained ideas like failure, misery, hopelessness, then that is what you get.

    Getting down on your knees, praying and lining up your mouth with God definitely brings a refreshing harvest:)


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