This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 43:2-3 (ESV)
Today I am out of the studio, but I want to encourage you that God is sitting right in the middle of your situation.
This was surely the case for Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego. One day, King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold and commanded everyone in the province to worship the gold image. He threatened that those who didn’t worship the image would be thrown into the fiery furnace.
Some Chaldeans told the king that Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego refused to worship his gold image. The king called for the three men and gave them his ultimatum: worship the image or be thrown into the fiery furnace.
Because of their faith, they told the king, “Throw us into the furnace, and the God we serve will deliver us!” Furious at their response, the king turned up the heat in the furnace seven times. It was so hot that the man who escorted them to the furnace died.
Shortly after the king ordered that the three men be thrown into the fiery furnace, he peeked inside. What he saw was amazing. He saw not three but four bodies walking around in the furnace unharmed. Astonished at this, the king said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His angel and delivered his servants.”
This is a perfect demonstration of how God is present in the center of our struggles. As you think about that, remember these words: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned…For I am the Lord your God…your savior.” Isaiah 43:2-3 (ESV)
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So today, He’s in the center of it.