Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 27, 2017

Missing Peace

jan-27“…tell me what it means, for none of the wise men in my kingdom can interpret it for me.  But you (Daniel) can, because the spirit of the holy gods is in you.”  Daniel  4:18b (NIV)

Contented and prosperous – loving life where he was.  No drama in his kingdom.  No enemy lurching outside the palace gates. Nebuchadnezzar didn’t have a care in the world.  Everything at his fingertips.  Wealth beyond our imagination.  Ruling with authority, prideful and arrogant.  Yet this king found himself missing peace – fearful over a dream.  What would cause one who perceived his rule as superior, unquestionable to lack?  The smartest, wisest at his disposal  – Nebuchadnezzar’s world still lacked truth.  And those missing pieces stole his peace and led him straight to Daniel.  Why?  God’s spirit was upon him.

Where do we turn when life throws us a curve ball?  Who do we run to when truth seems distant and wisdom unattainable?  Mother, teacher, lawyer, ministry leader, administrator, nurse…….regardless of our title, position or paycheck – we all need God’s wisdom.  And if we aren’t positioning ourselves to humbly seek His face each day, fear will steal in and rob us of peace.  We might appear like we’ve got it all together.  We might be the one in our office who always gets the job done.  We might think we don’t need anything or anyone.  Amazing how quickly a dream, an interruption, an unsettling can send us questioning, doubting and fearful.

Praying we all have those around us who are filled with God’s spirit to speak into our lives.  Praying we all become that person who doesn’t settle for “me wisdom” but reaches deep for “His truth.”  Praying others will see His wisdom in us freely given to those who ask.

“Father, there is no substitute for Your words illuminating our way.  There is no one like You – the Holy One – who pours out His Spirit to those who humbly seek His Face.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life



  1. There is no substitute for God’s spirit living within us is a given, thank you for sharing

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