Tuesday, November 15, 2011

But there is a God...

Over the past week, God has had me in the book of Daniel. There is so much in just the first 2 chapters. I went through a Beth Moore Bible study on Daniel but I am sad to say I never finished it.

Daniel is home to 2 of the stories we all heard as children in Sunday School - Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the blazing furnace...and Daniel in the lion's den. But I want to back it up a bit to the 2nd chapter. God reveals King Neb's dream to Daniel to spare his life and Daniel is beginning to tell the king what his dream is and what it means. You know how you read something a million times and then all of the sudden, one verse, or one line, or just a few words just JUMP out at you. Or sometimes you've even underlined a certain part but you don't remember underlining it so when you go back and read over it, you see that and all of the sudden it has new meaning. Yea, that happened to me the other night.

In verse 29, Daniel tells the king: "There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king's secret. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future." The part that my eyes focused on were the 7 poignant words: But there is a God in Heaven. Wow!

If that phrase doesn't apply to almost any situation you might be going through, then I don't know what does. I started thinking about it as it applies to my own life and in the lives of others. This is what I came up with:

-I might not know the answers to everything, but there is a God in Heaven who knows it all.
-Finances might be tight at times, but there is a God in Heaven who provides my every need.
-I might feel lonely at times, but there is a God in Heaven who never leaves me.
-There may be times that I feel like I have no friends, but there is a God in Heaven who calls ME His friend.
-My job might cause meltdowns and stress, but there is a God in Heaven who is going to see me through.
-Yes, there are people in this world who are going hungry, but there is a God in Heaven who wants to give them the bread of life.
-You may have done some rotten things in your life (we all have), but there is a God in Heaven who forgives.
-There may be a situation that you see no way out of, but there is a God in Heaven who is ready and willing to rescue you.
AND
-Life might just suck sometimes, BUT THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN!

No matter what you are going through, please know that there is a God in Heaven who loves you and wants to comfort you and give you peace that passes all understanding.

I know that everything is going to be alright simply because there is a God in Heaven!