Daniel is an outstanding example of faithfulness. The reason why Daniel is faithful to his King and the Kingdom in which he has been called to serve is his faithfulness to God in prayer. Prayer is the connection between heaven and earth, the source of power moment by moment every day. The spirit of prayer is the key to Daniel’s success, Daniel 6:3. Prayer is a relationship with God, a sweet fellowship. The Spirit of prayer is the source of power for all that we need.
Somehow in spite of Daniel’s prayer trouble rises in every direction. Prayer did not keep Daniel from trouble, but it kept him safe in the midst of a great storm of trouble. Daniel trusted God in the face of every problem. Each of us like Daniel has got our own problems to overcome. Jesus said “In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world” John 16:33. We all must go through tribulation because the system of this world is Evil. But we can take courage from the victory of our Lord in overcoming the world. His victory is our victory for we are in union with Christ. Christ in you by faith is overcoming power in a world full of trouble.
The good news is that no matter what you are facing God is a deliverer out of all your troubles. It was Paul who said “Out of them all the Lord delivered me” 2 Timothy 3:11. It is the work of the Holy Spirit in the virtue of long-suffering that we are kept through the tribulations of this world.
Paul went on to say that “the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly Kingdom” 2 Timothy 4:18. Paul could say this because he had been faithful unto God through many troubles for the cause of the Gospel. It is important to be faithful to God in the face of tremendous opposition. We must confidently trust God to deliver even if it means through Death. The ultimate deliverance is through Death to Eternal life. “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have wash their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:14.