Skip to main content

My Lions' Den Of Emotions

I always try to do my best to write from a place of encouragement; a place of my own struggles and His victory over my life. In the smallest of life's daily mundane trials, on my biggest 'blah" moments and even when the state of my heart is not where it needs to be, I want to encourage.

The last few months is seems I  have been trying to encourage myself a little more than the norm?
Reminding myself to push to keep going, to not give up, to stand and not lay down.
The struggle has been real on all accounts with my emotions all over the place. My internal mood swings have caused me to give myself emotional whiplash.
I feel like I have been thrown into a lions den of emotions.

Through much prayer and seeking my daddy God for direction I am brought to the book of Daniel. Now I realize my circumstances are different from those of Daniel when he was thrown into the lions den. I have not been falsely accused of wrong doing, nor breaking any law declared by a king and sentenced to death by the lions den.
However because of a choice I made many months ago, a choice made from a place of love, trust and loyalty,  the voices of the world has thrown me to a lions den of its own; a den  roaring with conviction, dripping with guilt and attacking with condemnation.
The " I told you so's" are far from forgiving in the least.

I ask, " God, how does Daniel's situation compare to my own?

" Just as I delivered Daniel from the lions den, I will deliver you from yours" ," I will close the mouth from the lion of the world,( anger, guilt, confusion. doubt and fear) Your ears,heart and soul will hear only my words of pure love, joy, peace and encouragement."

 In my mind I hear my own thoughts screaming, " Lord, please do it now!!!"
And my heart whispers, "Trust the process and walk one step at a time."
One step at a time has never been my strongest suit.
( Those who know me will tell say that is a true statement)
 One can only imagine my impatience and pleading for a quick deliverance, however I heed to the voice spoken to my heart and begin walking one step at a time.

For victory to have its place I must do my part.
I can not allow this lions den of emotions to consume me.
I will not surrender to the noise of its roar to and silence the voice of my daddy God.
I choose to stand fearless and boldly in their midst as my daddy God shuts their mouth.
 I am walking out unscathed just as Daniel did.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because you adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

I encourage you if you too are standing in a lions den of emotions, it's OK to acknowledge these emotions but do not let them devour you.
 Regardless of what your lions den looks or even sounds like; stand up, fight with the promises of our daddy God and be prepared for a sweet victory glowing with Gods glory!


Daniel 6:22,
"My God sent His angels and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also O king, I have done no wrong before you. "


  1. Hi Stacey, you have described to a T what I have been going through in my own den of lions. And its that standing in faith, drowning out the roars with praise and worship, with steadfastness in belief, that leads us unharmed, out of that den. I'm getting there and your words have encouraged me greatly.
    God bless my sweet friend

    1. It seems we are always on the same page in life to encourage one another!! Sending you much love my friend as we PRAISE our way through our emotions!! God bless you sugar!!


Post a Comment

Your Sweet Comments Are Loved~

Popular posts from this blog

I Don't Know Her Name........

 Over the weekend, I was blessed to travel with an amazing group of people to my home away from home, Cleveland Texas.  It is there supplies were brought and large cooking pots were fired up to cook and serve the community members after hurricane Harvey marked this town with his damaging winds and flooding rain. Serving and caring for those who have suffered a great loss tends to pull on the strings of my heart, however this precious lady not only pulled on my heart strings, her meek and humbleness has lodged a place in the depth of my soul. 

I had watched her walk through the church parking lot, shoulders slumped, her foot steps appearing to be in slow motion with her eyes scanning for someone to talk to. There was softness about her; a presence of need.  She asked if she had to register to gather the supplies she needed. After explaining to her she did not need to register and was welcome to take anything she needed, she humbly began to take a few items, she did not want to take …

Fresh Bread

Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo
Give us this day our daily bread.......  The smell of fresh baked bread never fails to have my mouth watering and my nose on high alert, not to mention the warm savory taste each bite brings with melted butter dripping over and drizzling down my finger tips. To say I love fresh bread is an understatement at the very least. Bread that gives me nourishment is not to be wasted, and neither is the spiritual bread my daddy God has for me.

The last week or so, when my alarm starts ringing and before my eyes are open, I ask the Lord to give my daily bread. A fresh word, a warm aroma, and a sweet taste of his bread (word) to begin my day. Now I must be honest and say I am far from a morning person. I am not the "jump out of bed, feet hit the floor running, birds chirping" kinda girl. I am a " hit the snooze button 5 more times, slowly sit up , and pry my eyes open with a crow bar" kinda girl.  And thankfully my daddy God knows this, after all …

When God Says Go, Will You Go?

Photo Credit: Greg Raines
Remembering the story of Jonah , God instructs him to go to the city of Nineveh and preach against it because of all the wickedness there. However Jonah fled from the Lord and ran in the opposite direction. After being thrown into the sea and swallowed by a giant fish for three days, Jonah cries out to the Lord and is then spat up from the belly of the fish to go and do as he was instructed.

Jonah 1:1-3
The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, : Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarnish, paid the fare and went down into it to with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

I still have a time wrapping my head around the fact Jonah was in the belly of a fish for three days. I can not fathom the intense grossness of it all. Can you? Had he gon…