“If the God we serve exists, then He can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He can rescue us from the power of you, the king. But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods …”
I want to offer words of encouragement, but my thoughts are jumbled…incomplete…fractured. What insight can I offer through simple impressions on a page?
Perhaps in knowing that another struggles with heart wounds from the past or fears the days ahead you feel less alone. Or, when you hear the pleading prayers of a mother for her hurting child you realize someone understands.
Yet, I’m reminded that Another understands completely. He is the one who walks beside us–no matter the place or circumstance. The World holds no power over Him. The roaring flames may lick at tender flesh and the World shouts, “Burn! Burn!” But, He is there–ever protecting, faithfully guarding, lovingly guiding. Follow me. Don’t be afraid. I am with you always, even unto the end of the age.
And despite our human frailty and doubt, we trust and believe. And when we don’t? He is still there.
Then…deliverance. We breathe deeply and everything is fresh and new. Our lungs fill with the sweetness of God’s goodness and mercy and we know–those wounds, fears, and fires are only momentary.
Have you been asking God to deliver you from a difficult situation? How have you seen his faithfulness in the midst of the struggle?
Word of Power
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4