12 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. source Daniel 10
I confess when I read this verse this morning it was out of context. I invite you to click HERE and read the whole of it.
But, before you click, let me share a short word. Do you see these words?
Do not be afraid
Upon reading them I asked what is it in this regard that I must not fear? Daniel had been praying and in response to his prayer he received a heavenly visitor. It is the heavenly visitor that instructed Daniel: “Do not be afraid . . .” So why? Now I think I know why Daniel was afraid. But what might we be afraid of when Father’s response to our prayer seems delayed?
Consider this. When His answers do not quickly come, don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid that He did not hear.
Don’t be afraid that He does not care.
Just don’t be afraid.
Just trust that He IS.
Just trust His answer is on the way and it will be right on time! Guaranteed!
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.