“Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah,Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from theGod of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven……The king declared to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream that I have seen and its interpretation?” 27 Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, 28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.” (Daniel 2:17-19, 26-28)
Life sometimes leads us to a dead end or a path that a decision has to be made or money has to come in for a living to be made, that is when God is on the scene MOST.
Daniel was facing adversities with King Nebuchadnezzar, when he was told that Babylon was going to see a hit of deaths by his hand if his dream was not interpreted. By doing this, Daniel, a man of bold faith stepped out and prayed before God KNOWING and BELIEVING He was going to reveal to him what the dream meant. That is where the first lesson of this passage is found, sometimes we come to Gods throne not believing with BOLDNESS that the Lord is going to do something then and there, but the TRUTH is He ALWAYS wants to do something BIG. Daniel was in broken-ness about what could happen to his people in Babylon, and what the King could do to them. But with FAITH, and a BOLD heart he started to pray. Life sometimes leads us to a dead end or a path that a decision has to be made or money has to come in for a living to be made, that is when God is on the scene MOST. Do you ever think during times of impossible situations and pure adversity, that God wants to HEAR about it, and YOU to believe it?
Daniel had this mentality, and what came was a beautiful praise because the Lord BLESSED his HEART. Before we get to the praise, let me tell you that God blesses and looks at our hearts in EVERYTHING. If your heart is not right (with Him, pure, why you are doing it) then the blessing will or will not come. Daniel’s heart was broken and was needing God to do something incredible, and the Lord saw that and BLESSED IT. What story does your heart tell the Lord? Does it lead to the beautiful praise that came from Daniels lips?
Adverse times lead to songs of praise. Right hearts lead to blessings to come. Boldness and faith lead to God’s ultimate workings.
“Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. 23 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”” (Daniel 2:20-23)
Adverse times lead to songs of praise. Right hearts lead to blessings to come. Boldness and faith lead to God’s ultimate workings. All the enchanters, magicians, and everyone else who tried to interpret the dream of the King could not. But the one who could, put his FAITH in GOD or YAHWEH and his KNEES of the GROUND! Let adverse times not seem impossible, but let God be God and let Him work in the most stressful of times.