The Courage of Hope Jan 24, 2021 City of Rebels | Megan Fate Marshman How did Daniel and his friends thrive even in Babylon? They had great hope. They knew that God is sovereign, which means HE is in control of who is in control. Daniel had great faith in the fact that even though things weren’t the way he wanted them to be, God was still working, and he was still part of God’s plan. We do not have to fret or fear because even if it seems like we’re losing, we know how the big game ends. God wins. Knowing the ending gives us confidence, courage and hope. Hope brings a calm assurance, even in Babylon.