Calling for help

“Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.  He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.”  Daniel 2:17-18.

Daniel had a problem.  He needed to know what Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was and he needed to know it fast.  It was a matter of life or death for the four of them.

So where does Daniel turn?  He turns to three Godly intercessors.

There’s a lesson here for us: Where do we turn when trouble is on its way?  I continue to think of Hurricane Irma.  The modern equipment put some certainty to where that storm would hit.  Where did those in its path turn for help?

I am guessing that some non-religious folks became suddenly religious!  In those circumstances, you get a taste of the folly of trusting counterfeit gods.  What comfort is that life insurance policy giving you?  How about your bank account?  Maybe that new alarm system will help?  Those things are counterfeits.  They don’t hold up when the big “chips” kick in.  God is ultimate.  He is overall and many folks know it even though they “worship” other things.

My ultimate trust must be in God.  He is omnipotent.  He is in control.  My self-created gods are terminal.

“Lord, thank You for the good example of Daniel and his friends.  They turned to You with their problem.  Forgive me for trying to handle my problems myself.  I am incapable now, and will always be incapable, of handling them appropriately.  I need You in charge of my life every second.  I defer to You now.  I praise You, Father.”

Are you calling for help in all the wrong places?  Call Him now!

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