VENDO DEUS NA ESCURIDÃO

Leia Daniel 2.17-23closeDaniel 2:17-23 God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream 17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
21 He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
22 he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
23 To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.” (ESV)
closeDaniel 2:17-23closeDaniel 2:17-23 God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream 17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
21 He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
22 he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
23 To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.” (ESV)
God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream 17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the matter known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 and told them to seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions might not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
21 He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
22 he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
23 To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.” (ESV)
e reflita.

Então o mistério foi revelado a Daniel de noite, numa visão. Daniel louvou o Deus dos céus e disse: “Louvado seja o nome de Deus para todo o sempre; a sabedoria e o poder a ele pertencem”. (Daniel 2.19-20closeDaniel 2:19-20 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might. (ESV)
closeDaniel 2:19-20closeDaniel 2:19-20 19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might. (ESV)
19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might. (ESV)
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Por que será que durante o dia, quando estamos ativas e ocupadas, os problemas não parecem tão graves? Mas, quando cai a noite e as luzes se apagam, os temores e as preocupações se avolumam. Talvez seja porque esquecemos que servimos a um Deus que nunca dorme e é soberano sobre todos os afazeres, dia e noite. A soberania de Deus é um tema importante em Daniel. Vemos as múltiplas razões que ele e seus amigos tinham para louvar a Deus, cujo poder e autoridade absoluta sobre as situações os mantinham literalmente de pé à noite.

Você está enfrentando situações que a fazem perder o sono? Durante séculos o povo de Deus experimentou o que é chamado algumas vezes de “noites sombrias da alma”. Console-se com o fato de que Deus usa essas ocasiões de trevas para ensinar-nos lições preciosas que talvez jamais aprendêssemos na luz. Deus deseja compartilhar seus segredos conosco. “Revela coisas profundas e ocultas; conhece o que jaz nas trevas; e a luz habita com ele” (2.22).

Um dos maiores erros que podemos cometer é irar-nos com Deus pelo que nos acontece ou deixa de acontecer. “Ai daquele que contende com seu criador” (Is 45.9). Em lugar disso, permita que Deus use esses momentos sombrios para dar-lhe “os tesouros das trevas, riquezas armazenadas em locais secretos, para que você saiba que eu sou o Senhor, o Deus de Israel, que o convoca pelo nome.” (Is 45.3).

ORAÇÃO
Senhor, no meio da noite, todos os problemas parecem ainda maiores. Nesses momentos sou lembrada de que nunca dormes e que posso achegar-me a ti e agarrar-me à tua presença. Peço que enchas minhas trevas com a tua luz e me dês a paz.

Fonte: devocionaldt

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