In Daniel we see God exercising his sovereign wisdom over all world affairs, even the actions of the most powerful individual rulers of his day. In a world of clashing ideologies and godless world-views, it is easy to lose hope that truth will prevail.
Conflicts rage all around us, great and small, including at times systemic oppression of whole people groups or nations.
The book of Daniel rebukes our weak faith amid such thoughts. For Daniel himself lived in a time of unprecedented international strife. Yet we find in his prophecy a quiet trust in the Lord’s providential governing of all human affairs, even conflict and evil.