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Walking in the Dark.

Amidst the Honey Boo Boos, storage container auction shows, and the car repossession shows, one would think that there isn't anything worth watching.  As a huge Downton Abbey fan, I of course would be inclined to say, yes, there is TV worth watching. 

The other night, however, I watched a show with younger daughter that made me think. 

A certain game show puts its players in complete darkness and they have to do various things, like identify objects with their tongues/mouths, feel objects and guess their weight, and the funniest, sit in a bathtub filled with water and have a bucket of something poured in and they have to guess what it is.

It is HYSTERICAL to watch grown men scream like girls while sitting in a bathtub and a bucket of artichokes (or sticks of butter, or frogs) are poured in  the tub.  The spiky ends made them think they were some kind of dangerous animal.  Seeing people respond to the unknown in the dark made us literally LOL.

Then I got to thinking about Daniel in the lion's den.  I'm not sure how dark it was down there, but he was definitely dealing with a lot more than pointy artichokes!  He really had to have some faith.  Or maybe he did scream like a girl. There's a lot of stuff the Bible doesn't tell us.

And then I got to thinking about me and one of my biggest prayer requests, a step of faith that will not reveal itself for about three months.  Am I the grown man screaming like a girl because I lack faith in when, how and what God will answer my prayer?  I have.  I have to admit.  I have been figuratively screaming like a girl over the last three weeks because my faith is so wiggly.

Psalm 56:3, one of my favorites, says, "When I am afraid, I will trust in you."  And then I jump in to Psalm 73:26, "My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."  God doesn't put a beat down on me because I have so little faith.  Instead, He longs for me to draw close to Him and soak up His strength like a big spiritual Sham-wow.

So... I am thinking that when Daniel's accusers came to see how he had perished, he was pretty confident in how God had protected him.  So I am going to think ahead to when we know the answer to this prayer request and walk in the same confidence I'll have then.  Artichoke-free.

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