“However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries … ” Daniel 2:28
Where is ‘nowhere?’
I’m serious. We’ve all wondered where all those ‘from out of nowhere’ things came from.
Haven’t we all made statement like:
- “I had no idea what to do, and then from out of nowhere the answer came.”
- “I had been struggling with finding a solution for months and then from out of nowhere it was clear to me.”
- “I couldn’t figure out why he was acting out like he was, and suddenly from out of nowhere I had the explanation. It all made sense to me now.”
- “I had looked for those lost keys for day, and from out of nowhere came the memory of where I had laid them.”
Answers show up … the unexplainable is explained … the light is suddenly turned on and things make sense. But where did these answers come from?
Then we realize that the ‘where’ of ‘nowhere’ is not a place but a Person. The same One who said that if we lacked wisdom (James 1:5) we should ask him and he will give it to us.
When it comes to getting answers to our questions (even about where we left our keys!) we need to ask God. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened.” TLB And how about this for an incentive: “You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” Matthew 21:22 NLT
Shortly before He returned to heaven, Jesus was explaining to his disciples what it would be like with him not walking physically with them. He explained that they wouldn’t have to ask him, but be able to ask God themselves . “You haven’t tried this before, but begin now. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and your cup of joy will overflow.” John 16:24 TLB
The Old Testament king Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream. When he commanded his wise men and astrologers to give him the meaning of the dream without telling them what the dream was, they were indignant. “No one can do what you are asking us to do!” they whined. Even under threat of death from the king, they were helpless to give him the meaning.
But God told Daniel not only the dream, but its correct interpretation. And Daniel was able to give testimony to his God that while lesser gods didn’t have the answers needed, He did! This week, ask God and then see if out of nowhere you get the answer you need!