Scripture does not say where Daniel was when King Nebuchadnezzar tried to kill his three friends. However, we do know two things: 1.) The three brave Hebrews (Hananiah aka Shadrach, Mishael aka Meshach, and Azariah aka Abednego) took a stand against the king of Babylon, refused to bow to an idol, and were thrown into a burning fiery furnace and 2.) There was another in the fire aka Jesus (Daniel 3).
A few decades later in Daniel chapter 6 his friends are now missing in action and we see Daniel got caught up in a similar situation. Daniel, who was a prophet of God defies King Darius’s decree to pray only to the Persian king for thirty days. Daniel’s obedience to God and disobedience to the king’s false god got caught him thrown in the lion’s den.
Look back at point 2 above. Similarly, there was a surprise appearance (aka) theophany appearance in both these deadly gridlock dilemmas. After a one night all inclusive stay in the lion’s den Daniel said this to King Darius after he arrived to the den early the next morning; “My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty” (v22).
There was another in the den just like there was another in the fire. God delivered these Hebrew boys and each of them came out unscathed!
I don’t what gridlock situation you may be facing today, but I do know that we serve a God that will make a surprise appearance and turn somethings around for His glory and your good. All you have to do is stay faithful in the battle! If He showed up for the three Hebrew boys and for Daniel, you can bet your boots that He will show up for you!