So many of Daniel’s visions have elements that seem to be reflected in Revelation and also in the words of Jesus. In a future time, a king from the north will set himself up over the world, and there will be great persecution for those who continue to follow the Lord rather than this king.
I can’t even begin to understand these words. Perhaps one day the Holy Spirit will show me what I need to know from these pages…for now, I know that God is Sovereign. I know that Daniel was precious to Him, and I know that I am also precious to Him.
Today I also know that my prayer for healing hasn’t worked in the way I hoped it would. I’ve been down for the count most of today…however, the pain I have had hasn’t been excruciating as it has been the past year or so. I haven’t been restless with the pain…but pain and extreme fatigue are still present, especially pain in my lower back.
The other day I wrote that the Lord opens and closes doors. I have to trust him on this one. I know that I WANT a miraculous, complete healing. But I also know that what I want and what the Lord wants for me are not necessarily the same thing. I am encouraged by the fact that the pain doesn’t seem to be as bad and discouraged that it has been bad enough to warrant a stint in bed with the heating pad. I definitely felt warmth and even movement inside when those nurses prayed over me. That was not in my imagination. So, I am caught between praise and pain. Guess I’ll have to just keep praising Him through the pain, because my complete healing will come!