Daniel 3:16-18 (NIV)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

I believe this may be favorite story in the Bible. These three friends of Daniel were absolutely confident in God. They were not sure how God would deliver them or even if He would. But they knew that He was able and if He didn't then that was fine with them too because they trust Him completely too.

Daniel 3:25 (NKJV)

"Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."

Wow! Did God ever deliver! I love the way he did it too, certainly there was a miracle and He could have done it sitting from his throne in Heaven but all indications are that it was the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ who stepped in to the fire with them. When they came out, they could not even smell any smoke on them!

This is the way I want to face any difficult circumstance. My I always say "He is able and he is willing but if not that's all right because I trust Him."


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