Christians can always be happy in hope despite hardship, temptation, and discouragement. That’s because they have a glorious inheritance reserved for them in heaven and they are being safeguarded now by the power of God.
Daniel turned his attention to God, and we should do the same. We should examine ourselves, come before him with an attitude of repentance and faith, and plead with him for his mercy and grace in our lives, knowing that we approach a God who is eager to provide help in time of need.
Daniel had a dream that rattled him for days. It dealt with tumult in world empires and cosmic spiritual battles. Even so, one thing was constant: God had established his throne in the heavens and his kingdom ruled over all.