August 7, 2022

Unravel Life’s Knots

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“An extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of riddles, and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel.” – Daniel 5:12 NASB

Throughout his life, Daniel faced monumental problems. As a young man, he was taken captive in Babylon along with thousands of other Israelites. He was thrust into an alien culture saturated with principles that violated God’s laws. He and his people were outnumbered and surrounded by hostile forces, yet he stayed true to God, his faith, and his people, and even rose to a position of leadership.

How was Daniel able to achieve these accomplishments? The Bible tells us he had “an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight.” He could explain enigmas and solve “difficult problems.” The Hebrew word here literally means a knot, and the word translated solving means to free or unravel.

We see that Daniel was an expert at solving problems. He knew how to provide clarity. Instead of being bound by the knots of life, Daniel was given the ability to unravel these knots.

To be like Daniel, we need to have that same spirit of problem-solving, unraveling knots, seeking solutions, and setting people free. When we see problems, we should seek God’s wisdom to unravel them, and then believe Him for the answers.

We can be confident that God delights in giving us answers and setting us free.

If you face problems, do not be discouraged, confused, afraid, or frustrated. Turn to God. Seek Him with conviction, sincerity, and persistence. Ask Him to help you unravel the problems you face.

Reflection Question: What problems do you need to hand over to God to be unraveled?




Father, I commit this problem to You: ________. I seek understanding. I know You can help me find solutions and answers. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Daniel 5