Especially if you are a believer. I mean, wouldn’t you begin to question God? Where is He? How could He allow this to happen?
I’m not sure Daniel was awakened from his sleep. He may have been taken during the daytime. But he was captured along with three of his friends and taken to Babylon, the ruling power of the day.
No matter how you cut it, they were teenagers! You will need to read the story in Daniel 1. As you are reading ask the following questions.
* So where is God?
* Has God lost control?
* Couldn’t He have kept this from happening?
* Now what?
What I find fascinating about Daniel 1 is that God is the chief actor! Specifically God does three things.
1. God is the one pulling the strings when the Babylonian army invades Jerusalem.
2. God is the one pulling the strings when Daniel receives a special exemption.
3. God is the one pulling the strings when Daniel and his three friends outshine their classmates.
And just think. Many were thinking, “Where is God?” And He was right there all along. Right in the middle of the action. In fact, God was the main actor.
In your own life have you found yourself questioning where God is? Perhaps one day you will realize that He was there all along, right in the middle of it all!
I am Mike Henderson, pastor of New Hope Church, husband of my best friend, and proud father of five. I like to hike with my wife, golf with my kids, play basketball, read books, and start new projects. My purpose for this blog is to help people and to give people hope.
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