Yet as a young man he takes initiative to keep the Law of God even in the midst of an impossible situation.
Further when Nebuchadnezzar ordered the execution of Daniel and his friends, Daniel walked up to the executioner and asked why. I mean, really? Then, topping that he goes directly to Nebuchadnezzar, who ordered his execution, to ask for some time to consider his issues.
Thinking through this it occurs to me that Daniel’s courage was based on his trust in his God. His certainty that God would come through in impossible situations allowed him to engage confidently and courageously with the reality that he was a prisoner of war with a death sentence hanging over his head.
I have some challenges in my life. None as overwhelming as Daniel’s. I am challenged and encouraged to trust God to deal with what looks to be impossible.