August 4, 2022

Hidden Things

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.” – Daniel 2:22 NASB

It seemed an impossible request. King Nebuchadnezzar demanded his advisors provide the correct explanation of a disturbing dream and describe that dream in detail. When his wise men complained, the king became angry and ordered them all killed, including Daniel.

Daniel knew no man could fulfill the king’s request, but he knew God and had faith He could do anything. God revealed every detail of this dream to Daniel in a vision.

After listening to Daniel’s vivid description, Nebuchadnezzar “fell on his face and paid humble respect to Daniel.” Knowing he had experienced a miracle, he proclaimed, “Your God truly is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of secrets” (vs. 46-47).

Daniel, too, knew he had been given insights that were not humanly possible, but he knew God could reveal “profound and hidden things.” He knew God heard his prayers and could answer them in miraculous ways.

We might conclude that such miracles are possible only for select people, but we serve the same God. He is willing to reveal these “profound and hidden things” to us.

What questions do you have? What problems do you face? Are there challenges that seem too difficult? Commit every need to God in humble, sincere prayer. Have the faith to believe He can reveal anything to you. Be bold to ask for revelation and insight. He is still a “revealer of secrets.”

Reflection Question: What circumstances are you facing that seem beyond comprehension?



Father, open my mind to understand profound and hidden things. Shed Your light to illumine things that seem unknowable. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Daniel 2