The Day God Turned It Around
by: Ellene Meece
Are you going through a nightmare situation at work? Is there a crisis going on in your home? Do you face extreme uncertainty and injustice? God can turn it all around!
When re-reading the story of Daniel and his friends being falsely accused on the job and then handed the extreme punishment edict, I love being reminded of the outcome!
Actually, these young men had landed a nice government job and Daniel had a really high-up government job. He was one of three "presidents" that reported directly to the king. This was a result of being at the right place at the right time . . . of God inserting his name into a conversation as a recommendation from a person in power.
The Book of Daniel tells the background story but read Chapters 5 and 6 to get the details on this particular exciting episode.
So, here Daniel was in his nice government position, executing his job description faithfully and in line for an even greater promotion when suddenly, the evil schemers and liars attacked his reputation and gave a bad report. They accused him of praying! They tattled to the top dog that he constantly prayed to the One and Only Almighty God! The accusers managed to twist the story so this was a bad thing even though they could find no other fault at all in his record. Hmmm . . . sound familiar?
Well, Daniel didn't escape the punishment edict of being thrown into a den of hungry wild animals but he did escape all harm because he belonged to the One and Only Almighty God who created the job in the first place! He belonged to the "Savior and Deliverer". . . Who "works signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth" (Daniel 6:27).
That day, God delivered Daniel from the big mouths of the lions and the big mouths of his accusers. God turned a bad situation into a positive situation . . . in one day!
My friend, He is the One Who can turn it around for you too! Stay close to Him, love Him with all your heart no matter who is watching. Trust Him with the rumors and bad reports and He will deliver you from them all!
And, as is often the case, the situation can evolve into a louder proclamation of His truth on the earth. (Daniel 6:26) Others will see and rejoice at "The Day God Turned it Around" for you!
Ellene Meece lives in Meeker, Colorado and works with her husband in their natural resource company while running her own online store, Grandma's Treasures Online. Currently, she oversees the marketing for the FMIN Workplace Leaders Network.
Thank you for the encouraging words it is amazing how God can turrn around once life He has turned mine and I want to encourage some body that He can do the same to you
by: fredrick sakwa
what a great timely message be blessed
by: pr moses buyinza uganda
Am in the midist of a crisis.I had a desire to study in Charis Bible College of colorado.I had a sponsor who was ready to pay for my studies and my stay.the consula denied me a visa and my sponsor withdrew.am looking for a day when God will deliver me so that I can fulfil my call.the way he delivered Daniel He can deliver me too.Can God turn it round?
by: Absalom Mbayi A mimo Tadayo
Thank you Ellene! A good and timely word for me this morning! You are such a blessing!..
by: Debbie Nichols
Thank you for your always, very encouraging and uplifting message.
It is a message of foresight for many who will remember and refer to it, as well as those who need it right now.
Blessings and thankyou,
by: Donna Schra