Text: Daniel 7
There are moments in life when there is a clear “before” and a clear “after.” Your life is no longer the same, and you can’t go back to before you were made aware. It can be disconcerting when God asks big things of you. It can be humbling and frightening, even. Obviously, when God gave Daniel a prophecy in a dream, it was out of the realm of Daniel’s normal day to day life.
Daniel is distressed and even goes to people to help discern what these dreams meant. He is alarmed by his own thoughts, so much that Scripture says the color drained from his complexion. He was taking this encounter with God very seriously.
Scripture tell us that even though Daniel was alarmed, he kept the matter in his heart. He knew that though these dreams were distressing, it was God who gave him the dreams. He cannot go back to the time before he knew the matters in these dreams. He must take heart in knowing that God is in control and ultimately good.
Is there something in your life that you can’t “unsee” or “unknow”? What action would God require of you because of this knowledge?