Tuesday, July 19, 2011
If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and
He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
Daniel 3: 17 (ESV)
Daniel, chapter 3, contains the exciting story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, three young men who had been taken captive from their native Israel to serve the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. The king had built a golden idol and required everyone in the land to bow and worship his idol, but our young friends refused to obey. When Nebuchadnezzar furiously demanded a change in their behavior and threatened to throw them in a fiery furnace if they disobeyed, the men responded that they did not need to answer to the king. Our young friends went on to address the king in our verse above by telling him that their God was able to deliver them.
How many things in our lives would be different if we could simply absorb and confidently state this truth during our struggles?
Unemployment or underemployment in a tough economy? Our God is able.
Illness of a loved one or ourselves? Our God is able.
Heartbroken, lonely or sad? Our God is able.
Struggles with our children? Our God is able.
Frustrations of daily life? Our God is able.
Life can be difficult and challenging. Though there are often no easy answers to our struggles, how awesome is the truth that our God is able?
Where is your heart and mind struggling today? Ask God and He will help you rest your trust in His abilities today. He is able.