How do we face fear? Is it like sitting with lions? The story of Daniel in the lion’s den from the Bible (Daniel 6:1-28) gives us a perfect example of how to face fear in our lives. From a man who sat with hungry lions all night long, Daniel shows us the way of trusting God completely even in the face of a scary situation. We learn “the Daniel technique” of sitting with lions by first creating distance from our fearful situation, and then giving our situation over to God. We allow God to perform the unthinkable in our lives, where He enables us to also sit with lions and have victory over our biggest fears.
“It’s the perfect prescription for becoming BRAVE!” -Dr. Kevin Downing, Ph.D., Co-founder of Turning Point Counseling in Fullerton, Southern California
Questions before you read the book:
Have you ever felt afraid?
What do you do when you feel afraid?
Does God want us to be afraid?
What happens to Daniel in the lion’s den? Do you think he felt afraid?
Who does Daniel put his trust in?