I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people. Only I, Daniel, saw this vision. The men with me saw nothing, but they were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide. So I was left there all alone to see this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak. Daniel 10:5-8 (NLT)
We were made for relationship, but sometimes there are things in life that we need to learn or do on our own. We may be struggling with a situation and hear a song playing on the radio or we hear a statement that we know God meant just for us for that moment. Others around us may not hear the message or understand the meaning, but God knows how to speak to us when we need Him.
Daniel was surrounded by others, but God intended for the message to be for Daniel alone. In another instance, Elijah needed encouragement after facing a battle and looked for God in the big things, but God came with a still, small voice (1 Kings 19). When you need encouragement, God has a way of speaking that only you may understand. He can provide the word you need at just the right time.
God, thank you that you know my needs before I do. Thank you for sending me the encouragement I need at just the right time. I choose to keep walking in faith and not by what I see (2 Corinthians 5:7). In Jesus’ name. Amen.