Text: Daniel 2:1-30, Romans 8:28
When we meet him in Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar is a man who wants answers and demands them immediately. He is troubled and sleepless. He’s not patient in revelation — if he doesn’t get the mysteries of his life explained and explained instantly, blood will be shed. He’s insecure of his own connection with the One who has answers. He’s dependent and grasping at others, both frighteningly threatening and pathetically desperate.
When we are in a season of clarity regarding God’s path for our lives, it’s easy to have patience. We sleep like babies when everything is going our way. But when our hearts and minds are troubled, that is the time when we must check our hearts for patience. We must trust that He will reveal His mysteries when they have served His purpose for our growth and His glory. We must remember that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, NIV)
What are you struggling to understand in your own life right now? What has you tossing and turning, impatient and desperate? Remember, friends, He has purpose. Wisdom and power are His and only His, and He alone can reveal His will.
But we are not alone.
He waits with us.
May He grant each of us His strength and patience and give rest to our weary souls.