Have you ever thought…
”Lord, what are you doing?”
For me, this is usually when someone gets put into power that I never thought would – a dictator, a bloodthirsty individual, or maybe someone who doesn’t put the needs to their people first etc.
Yet, King Nebuchadnezzar and even Pharoah were used for the purposes of God.
These people ruled powerfully, yet both were unbelievers, and God still made them successful because of whom they raised under them. For Nebuchadnezzar, it was Daniel. For Pharoah, it was Joseph. These men were seen as a strength not to be reckoned with, because of the reputation that went before them.
Yet, God softened their hearts to let His purpose prevail. This plan pre-written before the beginning of time has been carefully orchestrated to ensure that glory will ultimately be God’s.
Nebuchadnezzar had the Gospel revealed to him through his dreams, and some believe ultimately that he found God through the events that followed in the book of Daniel.
However, one thing that’s certain regarding Nebuchadnezzar and even Pharoah:
The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.” Proverbs 21:1 NLT
Never underestimate God’s sovereignty to rule over all
Today, let God reveal to you, what you have become disheartened with? What is the lie that you were believing?
I want to encourage you, that we hold onto the Gospel of truth, and believe, that even in the darkest day, God’s glory will always shine through.