God Over the Impossible (Daniel 2:10-11, 19)

Daniel 2:10-11 – The Chaldeans answered the king and said, “There is not a man on earth who can meet the king’s demand, for no great and powerful king has asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or Chaldean. The thing that the king asks is difficult, and no one can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.”

Daniel 2:19 – Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

The wise men of Babylon were exactly correct in their statement above. No man on earth has the power to know the thoughts in the mind of another man. No one can tell you what you dreamed last night without you revealing it to them. The wise men were right, that no one could obey the command of King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had demanded that they not only interpret his dream, but that they must first tell him what it was that he had dreamed.

Looking at verse 19, however, we see something that we as believers ought to rejoice in. The Lord made known to Daniel the mystery. We are not bound by human limitations. We are not limited to what men are able to do. We are the children of God. We serve the God who created the universe with a word, and who knows all things from start to finish. We need not fret as the lost fret when things seem hard or impossible. No, we trust God, and we know that he can do all things for the glory of his name.

Dear Lord, I thank you for this simple account of how you did something that no one can do. You helped Daniel to survive when his death had been decreed. You revealed truth to Daniel that no man could ever discern on his own. You proved to Daniel and to the king that you see into the thoughts and hearts of men. You are holy, awesome, all-knowing, and perfect in power. You can do the things that my earthly mind says are impossible. I pray that you will help me to have an even greater trust in you and your ability to do the impossible. May I never again fret over the circumstances of life. Instead, let me trust you and know that you are God.