As we have taken a 30,000-foot flyover of the prophecies of Daniel we have noticed one clear message. Each major prophecy in the book of Daniel explained that God knew all that was coming in the history of the church. He knew how God’s people would be treated by the world and predicted the hardships to come in particular. Not to scare anyone or to make us into prophets but to assure each succeeding generation that He knew about their circumstances, and that He would take care of it all in the end.
As Moses arrived in Egypt to tell the people of Israel that God had sent him to rescue them their reaction is worth noting. In this horrible circumstance, under heavy persecution from their Egyptian overlords they are moved to worship by one fact, “So the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.” (Ex 4:31)
Through the ages this is the most important fact. All people no matter where we are or what circumstances we face want to know that God is personally aware of our needs and that He is concerned for us. We would like to have him send a rescuer as well, but His personal attention is the greatest of comfort.
Today if you are still struggling with the recent election, I have a few suggestions. First stop reading internet posts, even those of your friends. Second, remember that we still live in the greatest nation on our broken planet. Third, take a shot at making things better for someone. Blessing another person is for me often the best thing to take my mind off my worries.
And at last, as I told you last week, pray for the leadership of our country. Maybe while you’re at it, thank God for it.