Nebuchadnezzar then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and said, ‘Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!’ So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire.
Devotion by Julia Shiver
I would imagine that most of us have felt ourselves deep in the fiery furnace at some point in our lives. The furnace is perhaps a symbol for a lot of things that occur throughout our life: addiction, bad relationships, poor career choices, mental or physical health challenges, death of loved ones, financial concerns. The list goes on.
But the good news is that as children of God, we are never in that furnace alone. All we have to do is reach out our hand. There is no guarantee of the outcome. We haven’t been promised delivery from all ills and evils. But we never undergo them alone. God is always by our side.
Thanks be to God!