“Even if he does not”

“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.””

Daniel 3:17-18

In the midst of receiving bad report after bad report while pregnant with our son Levi, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was a passage of scripture that Harrison and I clung to. It was amazing to me that God was with them through the fire and His power was able to save them from the blazing furnace. At almost the same time that Harrison and I felt this passage strongly on our hearts, the Hillsong song “Another in the Fire” came out. There were so many little instances where God was so present in our situation.

I was drawn to the Bible verses and instances where God did miraculous things. This passage in Daniel was no different, but I was always stuck on one line. There was always one line that I would skip in my mind: “but even if he does not.” Personally, I didn’t want to think of a situation where he didn’t do a miracle. I used to believe that BIG faith was trusting that He can and will do miracles. These men had so great of faith to say that HE CAN DO MIRACLES, BUT WE WILL BELIEVE IN HIM AND WE WILL SERVE HIM WHETHER HE DOES OR DOES NOT.

He’s so good and whether He answers a prayer the way we want or not… He is still good. He’s still faithful. He’s still in control. He still listens to your prayers. You are still loved.

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