Is any part of your life falling apart? As I’ve watched our country disintegrate, I’ve done more than my share of grumbling and lamenting. From grief to indignation to despair, my emotions have swung the gamut of frustration. Like the Psalmist, I’ve cried out, “How long, Lord?” (Ps. 13:2). But biblical Daniel, had a different response.
Daniel saw his beloved country trampled by the Babylonians and fellow Hebrews slaughtered—perhaps even his own family members. Captured, stripped of his Hebrew name, possibly castrated, and put in King Nebuchadnezzar’s school of indoctrination, Daniel never whined. Instead of crying, “How long, Lord?” Daniel cried, “How great is our God!”