Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King 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 deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” —Daniel 4:16-18

No circumstances come into our lives which are not under the mighty hand of our Lord God Almighty. If God desires to do something then He will do it. He works through all circumstances for His glory and our good. Nothing and nobody is beyond His control.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew God could deliver them from the blazing furnace if He desired. But, if that was not in His plan these three would not worship other gods. They would rather die than do so. These three did not say, “If God were a God of love then why is He allowing this to happen to us?” Nor did they think, because of their circumstances, that God was not in control. No, they completely trusted Him.

These three men loved and served God regardless of the circumstances. They were determined to follow Him even if it meant death. They knew who there were (children of God) and they knew where they were ultimately headed (heaven). They had complete confidence and trust in God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x8TZiwPGa0

What about you and me? How do we think when circumstances are good or bad? Do we love God the same regardless of our circumstances? Do we think God loves us less in difficult circumstances than in good circumstances? Are we of the mindset that God does not care for us when we go through difficult times? Do we really understand that God is sovereign and fully trustworthy regardless of the circumstances? Oh, may this be so!

Dear Father, I thank You that You are fully trustworthy! You always have been and You always will be. Please help me to walk through the circumstances of life faithfully by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May it be so!

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