But there is a God in heaven. Daniel 2:28.
Day by day, the world is unravelling, becoming more frayed and afraid, more unstable and unsteady. We hear of wars and rumours of war, of false christs, of famines, of earthquakes, and of pestilences. Nations are rising against nations and kingdoms against kingdoms. Christians are attacked and slain at an accelerated pace. But there is a God in heaven.
We needn’t pace the floor at night or run around in a frenzy. We shouldn’t faint, fear, or fret. There is a God in heaven.
Daniel, too, lived in a churning world of change, empires rising and falling.
His own nation, Israel, was wiped off the earth like a stain. But Daniel’s spirit remained steady because he understood the sovereign providence of the God of heaven. ‘Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,’ he wrote, ‘for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings…. The Most High rules in the kingdom of men’ (Daniel 2:20-21; 4:17).
In the Last Days perilous times will come, but there is a God in heaven—and if you know Christ as Saviour, this God is your God. He rules and reigns, and our times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15).
Nothing is too big for [God] to handle, and nothing is too small to escape His attention.