First Turn to God

Amidst life’s challenges you can turn to God for all you need.

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

– Jeremiah 33:3 ESV

In the face of life-threatening circumstances, Daniel boldly asked King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, to give him time to interpret his dream. Daniel and his companions were facing an imminent threat to their lives. King Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream, and he demanded that his wise men not only interpret the dream but also reveal its content, setting an impossible task before them.

Amidst the chaos and fear, Daniel did not succumb to panic. Instead, he turned to the one true source of wisdom and sought God’s guidance. In Daniel 2:18, he told his friends, “To plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon” (NIV). In this moment of crisis, Daniel’s immediate response was to rely on the all-knowing one true God. And God came through for him.

In challenging times, make your first step to seek God’s guidance.

When faced with challenges it’s easy to forget to turn to God first. However, like Daniel, we can make seeking God’s guidance our first and most important step.

A daily habit of seeking God’s wisdom through prayer may look like this:

  • Take a few moments each morning to connect with God.
  • Seek God’s guidance for the day ahead.
  • Like Daniel, seek God’s mercy.
  • Express your dependence on God and His grace in your daily life.

Daniel’s example of trusting in God is a powerful reminder for today. When you encounter difficulties, uncertainties or even life-threatening situations, your first response can be to seek God’s mercy and guidance.

Today’s One Thing

A prayer you can pray: “Lord, today I seek your guidance and mercy in my situation of need. I know I can depend on Your grace as I trust in Your wisdom to lead me in my next steps to honor and glorify Your name. Amen”

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