GOD CAN HUMBLE ANYONE
While Nebuchadnezzar was in his palace satisfied and prosperous, he had a dream that made him afraid. There was an enormous tree whose top touched the heaven, and it was visible to the ends of the earth. All the animals took shelter underneath it, the birds lived in its branches, and every creature was fed. Then a messenger from heaven came and ordered the tree to be cut down and leave the stump bound with a chain of iron and bronze for seven years. The stump would be drenched with the dew of heaven and live with the animals among the plants of the earth. Daniel came and interpreted the dream, and the dream was specifically for Nebuchadnezzar himself. The enormous tree represented his kingdom, Babylon, and the stump was him. For seven years, God would humble him until he would acknowledge and worship the God of Heaven. He was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. (Daniel 4)
And so it happened after twelve years had passed, his dream was fulfilled. While Nebuchadnezzar was acknowledging his power and greatness, the voice from Heaven took his royal authority from him. He was driven among the animals and lived like them. At the end of seven years, he raised his eyes toward heaven, acknowledged the Most High God. Suddenly, his sanity was restored, then he praised, honored, and glorified God. Nebuchadnezzar said the following words, "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble." (Daniel 4:37). The wonderful testimony of Nebuchadnezzar tells us that God can humble anybody, and it is through His love and mercy that he humbles anyone. Whether they are super wealthy or poor, powerful or weak, popular or common, criminal or innocent, God can humble any person in this world.
In order for us to worship God in our lives, we must humble ourselves before the Lord. Humbling ourselves before the Lord means we surrender our lives to Him. We are not only acknowledging him for who He is, but we are giving God the authority to lead our lives. Let us looked up to heaven and say to our Heavenly Father that He is our God and that we are humbling ourselves before Him.
Ask yourself these questions: How did God humble Nebuchadnezzar? Am I humbling myself before my Heavenly Father? What does it mean to humble myself before Him?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I humbly come before you today. I acknowledge that you are the Most High God and that you can humble anyone before you. Please help me surrender every area of my life to you and trust you with all of my heart. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.