“My God has sent His angel and has shut the lions’ mouths so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent and blameless before Him;” (Daniel 6: 22, Amplified Bible Classic Edition)
Daniel’s safety came from his innocence. God’s angel was that spiritual awareness that reminded him of that blameless state. That angel voice let Daniel know not only that he was protected, but that there was nothing to fear.
Daniel was preserved as he stayed faithful to God, despite the threat of the hungry lions surrounding him. In this same way, we remain safe when we stay true to God and His strong defense of us. This means that we can also know our own innocence and what that means. When the evil would strike out at us—as disease, anger, attack, or even our own thought and behavior that may be less than upright—we can recognize that these ferocious lions, these fierce lies, can’t touch our true being.
We were made in God’s image. The Truth of us is that we are children, God’s beloved, and anything that would suggest danger or darkness or fear, has nothing on us. It is a false accusation. The punishing thoughts and feelings are not legitimate, and they cannot truly harm us.
Listen to those angels that see you for who you are. They know you are always faithful to God—always a faithful reflection of all that is good and right and blameless and safe and free!
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