Father, You gave Daniel quite a revelation about the end times and what would be happening then.
Some of it came with an interpretation, and some remains a mystery. Many theologians have studied and sought to know all the answers. Even Daniel, to whom the vision was given said “I heard, but I did not understand.” Your response to him was “go your way Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.”
Even in that mystery, You gave Daniel the confidence he needed to live to the end of his life encouraged. “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise up to receive your allotted inheritance.”
Father, although the dates and world powers are still a mystery, You have also given me the confidence to live my life encouraged.
Your love is total, complete, sacrificial, perfect, and saves me. This is not “I love ice cream”’ kind of love, or brotherly love, or even romantic love. It is the Greek word agape – a total, selfless, unconditional love. It is this love that came first – You loved each one of us before we loved You or even knew of You.
It is Your love, Father, that I seek in my life every day! I need it to drive out the fear that gains a foothold in me through circumstances I don’t understand, through stressful things happening to my loved ones, through the evil I see prospering in the world.
Father, there are days I feel so overwhelmed and unlovable that I deny Your love because I don’t “feel” it. Forgive me when I doubt Your amazing, perfect love.
Do not let me be led by my feelings – they have nothing to do with the truth of and the absolute certainty of Your love.
Help me sense Your love, and be lifted up by it, so I can share it with my brothers and sisters.
Let me walk in Your love till the end of days, or the end of my days, whichever comes first. Thank You for Your amazing love. Amen