Daniel 2:10-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 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. 11 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.”
King Nebuchadnezzar put all the wise men and seers to an extreme test of asking them to tell him his dream and interpret it. The Chaldeans were at their wit’s end as they confessed that no man could do this, but only gods. God may put us in a difficult situation that we ourselves nor others could help us. It is in these very situations when we are at our end, God tests us. What we may see as impossible and insurmountable, can defeat us if we rely on our own strength. We can choose to give up or give it to God. Many times we choose to give up because the task or situation is too much, but this is where we are tested to really trust in God. Where we end, God begins when we trust in HIM.
There are quite a few situations that cause me to worry or panic. I begin to do everything I can to control the situation and still fret over the outcome. This is a season where I think God is asking me to trust Him. It’s kind of like Aladdin asking Jasmine, “Do you trust me?” as she coyly answers, “Yes…” then they jump and fall a few stories only to land safely. It is at these very moments that I have balked and turned away only to worry and try to figure it out by myself. God is asking me, “Do you trust me?” I need to let go of my controlling attitude and say, “Yes.” I know it is going to be not only a one-time confession of faith but one that God will need to ask over and over. Praise God that He is a patient God!
Jesus, you know the worries that I have and the times that I have turned away from you as you asked me to trust you. I choose to let go and trust in You for you already know what the outcome will be. You know are my provision today so I don’t need to worry about it tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and for calling me to you. I love you! Amen!