As Christians, one thing that will give us perspective during difficult times is looking at our circumstances and life events through a Christian worldview. Our response is often determined through our worldview, and it determines the windows we look through in life.
King Belshazzar did not believe in the living God (Dan. 5:1). He believed in false gods. His worldview about life on earth is temporary and momentarily. In challenging times, the world will often look to the church and challenge our Christian worldview and belief system. As Daniel denied the food and the king’s special treatment because of his worldview, we should also stand for our worldview and own it (Dan 6:3).
Sometimes our windows are pointed to the wrong things in life, therefore, it influences how we perceive the world. Under threat of being thrown in a den of lions, Daniel did not shut his windows. His window was open to Jerusalem, the land of vision, and the place where his belief system was anchored in Christ and away from worldly Babylon (Dan. 6:10). In the midst of chaos, he continued looking to his circumstances through a Christian worldview.
Often, we speak to people around us confessing a Christian worldview, but on the contrary, we live out a worldly perspective. Life will start to unfold in front of us when we look to the world through God’s lens, and the Holy Spirit will lead us and give us the understanding to interpret all information in light of the scriptures (Acts 6:10).