Beyond Hope

Whom do you know that you think is beyond hope when it comes to salvation? Is there someone you have dropped off of your prayer list because he or she seems to be beyond the reach of God’s grace? Then be encouraged by the personal testimony of one of the most evil and wicked leaders in human history, Nebuchadnezzar.

Nebuchadnezzar was the greatest king of the greatest empire in the world (Daniel 2:37-38). He was the tyrant who threw three Hebrew men into the fiery furnace when they refused to bow to his image (Daniel 3:13-23). And he is the ruler Saddam Hussein said he wanted to be like. This same Nebuchadnezzar was converted! And he wrote down his testimony as a witness not only to the world of his day, but also to future generations. “I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 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 4:36-37).

Would you take a few minutes now to thank God for what He did for Nebuchadnezzar of old? Would you now thank God for what He has done for you, how He has done it, and why? Make time today to write down your personal testimony about the good things God has done in your life, it would encourage you as well as, be a witness to those who may read it, including future generations of children and grandchildren. Then, persevere in prayer for your Nebuchadnezzar.