In Daniel chapter 3 we see this scene where Nebuchadnezzar sets up the golden image and tells everyone to bow down and worship the image and if they don’t, he would toss them in the furnace.
“Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?” 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.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual”
Daniel 3:15-19 NIV
So lets be honest my friends, life is sometimes like a fiery furnace, life can be hard as hell sometimes but it can also be like fire.
I’ll be honest this year has been a bit trying, my first car accident, had friends pass away but then seeing the stuff in the news has been the least to say…not so good.
Life can be difficult ,but its worth going through the hard things in life. Grief is a gift and it comes at different times and different seasons. Jesus says here while we are on this earth we will all have trouble, but to take heart because HE has overcome the world.
With Jesus we can overcome any situation that seems impossible to us. I firmly believe that. Jesus overcame the most impossible situation life had for him which was…
Death wasn’t the end though, He came back three days later, talk about insane right?!
Anyways all of that to say is let the Lord be Lord over the fire rather than get burned by it.
Hope you all have an amazing week til next time.
Austin Jenkins over and out