I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
There are some teachings in the Bible that are so simple they’re easily overlooked and ignored. Asking and receiving from God is one of them. It’s not difficult to ask and receive from God, yet for many, it’s a struggle to take their concerns to the LORD.
Asking and receiving of God is something all can do but something few practice regularly.
What about Daniel? How did he cope with his cares? Daniel was given vivid visions without their meaning. He knew they were important but he did not know why. This bothered Daniel so he asked for an answer.
Daniel Was Not Afraid
Daniel was troubled within, due to what he had seen in the vision, yet we find he was not afraid to ask for an answer. Daniel wanted to know the truth concerning the visions.
At times fear can keep us from seeking after the truth. Fear of the answer, we simply don’t want to hear the truth because it will bring conviction to the heart. Or maybe fear of rejection. We don’t want to ask a question that will remain unanswered, or even worse, be told no.
Do not let fear prevent you from seeking after the truth. Read God’s Word. Ask the LORD to show you the truth, so He can be glorified.
Daniel Was Not Ashamed
Daniel did not have all of the answers and unlike some he was willing to admit it. He did not assume to know all things or pretend to understand the meaning of the visions. Daniel asked for help.
Pride hinders spiritual knowledge. The proud heart will not ask for an answer. It would rather continue in ignorance than admit the need for assistance. This is one the ways pride makes fools out of people.
Do not be ashamed to ask for an answer or to seek God’s help. He already knows your limitations. He is aware of your shortcomings. Admit your weaknesses, submit your will to God, and ask Him for answers to your problems.
Daniel Was Answered
Daniel’s request did not fall on deaf ears. He was heard and answered. Because Daniel asked for more, he was given it.
In the Bible we’re encouraged to cast our cares upon God. Yet we often hold on to our troubles, which results only in misery. I guess some would rather trudge through life, bearing their burdens with their own strength, instead of seeking God’s power for their problems.
The LORD is ready and willing to carry your burdens, but they must be given to Him. Daniel asked and received. If you want more, simply ask God for it, more wisdom for your problems or more strength for your trials.
Daniel received wisdom after he asked for understanding. God hears and answers the prayers of the righteous. Be willing to ask and receive.