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.Love that. I mean, they are firmly believing that their God is a Redeemer. But, the funny part is how they said, “but even if he does not.” It’s clear they have no doubt that God will rescue them from Nebuchadnezzar’s hand yet in the next sentence say, “but even if he does not.”
I wholeheartedly believe that God is capable of doing anything.Anything. There is no doubt in my mind that God can restore the broken, bring back life to dead relationships and heal wounded hearts. I trust His power. I’ve seen it in action. My life and my marriage is living proof. But, what I don’t quite know yet is how do I deal with the fact that He does not always restore things on this earth. He doesn’t always heal people of cancer on this earth. He doesn’t always restore marriages. Sometimes, I feel like I don’t have enough faith because the realist in me knows that just because God can do something doesn’t mean He will. Does that mean I lack faith? In my heart I don’t feel like I do although there are plenty who would say otherwise. Regardless, I absolutely love the sold-out faith that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had in their God. Their answer was yes no matter what the question was. Pray with me, will you?
Father, continue to grow that character trait in me. For the most part, I feel that I have laid my life down and will do what you want me to do, but know I can definitely grow in this area. Please reveal to me what it is in my life that I might be holding onto that I need to surrender to your very capable hands. I adore you and have missed you. I pray that you will draw me to your Word each day and that my thirst and hunger would not be quenched until I submerge myself in your sharper than a double-edged sword words.