Daniel 2:27-29 (NLT)
27 Daniel replied, “There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king’s secret. 28 But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed. 29 “While Your Majesty was sleeping, you dreamed about coming events. He who reveals secrets has shown you what is going to happen. 30 And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.
King Nebuchadnezzar wanted to understand a dream that was disturbing him to the point that he could not sleep. He called all the wisest of men, magicians, astrologers, enchanters, and sorcerers; yet none of them could discern the dream nor reveal its meaning. The frustrated king decided to execute all those who were wise men, because obviously they did not hold wisdom. When the commander of the king’s army came for Daniel, Daniel asked why the king would issue such a harsh decree. Once Daniel knew the king was looking for an answer to his dream, Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah what had happened. He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon. That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. And Daniel was able to tell King Nebuchadnezzar about his dream because God wanted Nebuchadnezzar to understand what was in his heart.
We all have had dreams. Some of us dream of a perfect life. Some dream and see nothing but nightmares of reality that face them. Some dream and are disappointed their dreams did not come true. But no matter what dream you have God wants you to understand what is in your heart. God wants to grant you understanding about yourself and who you are. Daniel stopped to take the time to pray with his friends that God might reveal the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. Have you stopped to pray and ask God about your life and where it is headed? If not, take the time to ask God. And when God reveals the secrets of your life give Him praise for the wisdom He provides. Praise God because He is in control.