Christ desires a deep and intimate relationship with His church, His beloved. It is in relationship with the person of Jesus Christ that we find peace, rest, and security. If we are not willing to follow Him where He is leading we will find ourselves outside of that rest. Sometimes we are led into difficult circumstances, like Daniel in the lions' den. It is in these trying situations that our faith and the Word of God can be tested and proved. It is through hardships that we develop a testimony that brings glory to God.