Scripture has taught us that if we are faithful and true to God, He will deliver us from harm and danger. Hence, the reason why David, the Old Testament Patriarch, wrote in Psalm 23, “Even though I walk through a valley of death, I will fear no evil.
The story of the three Hebrew boys depicted in the book of Daniel is yet another example of God building a fence of protection around those who loved Him.
When King Nebuchadnezzar flexed his muscles and ordered three Hebrew boys thrown in a furnace-because, they refused to bow to him or worship his golden image. He thought they would serve as an example for others who disobeyed his orders.
But when the King walked by the furnace, he saw four men in the furnace walking around in the fire. Nebuchadnezzar was naturally confounded. But you needn’t be because you and I will never know what God will do to protect us; all you need to do is trust Him.
It has been a while since I posted on this website. But that does not mean I have given up the fight. On the contrary, I am still yearning for heaven in a place called earth. “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5 KJV).
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open, and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.”
Life is not a bed of roses. It doesn’t matter who you are; you are going to face tribulation. Sometimes all you will see around you are dark clouds. And it matters not how hard you try to turn things around; nothing breaks in your favor. Now, you begin to wonder why me? But God answers with the question, “Why not you.”
As children of God, we must be steadfast in our commitment to Christ. We cannot be wishy-washy. The patriarch, Job was not, even when he lost everything, Peter was not, even as he languished in jail, Paul was not, despite many shipwrecks and imprisonment, and Jacob, the swindler, refused to let the angel go until he received a blessing.
Every one of the men mentioned above rises out of their tribulation better off than they were. And you can too. Just hold firm to God’s unchanging hands. And you also shall rise.