Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events. Daniel 2:20-21a (NLT)
Aren’t you glad someone is in control? When I turn on the TV or open my email, I’m inundated with reports on health care legislation, supreme court justice nominations, and the latest jobless rate. All I hear is bad news from all over the world with no end in sight. Daniel’s life was on the line after an unreasonable demand from his employer. But with wisdom and discretion he asked for some time and deflected punishment for a few days. No one thought there was any way to get out of this mess but rather than wringing his hands, calling his friends to complain, or getting out of Dodge, Daniel prayed and God answered. Today’s verse is the first part of his prayer of praise and thanksgiving. Our inclination to worry, be afraid, or get angry just send us down a road of depression, not to the answers we are searching for. Be informed and passionate about issues. But It is only through our trust in the living God and Heavenly Father will peace and contentment reign in our lives during an unsettled time in history. He IS in control and knows the end of the story.