God: will deliver us….
Daniel 3:16-18 (KJV) “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up”.
At times it hurts to the core when situations turn up in our lives which causes us to question our steadfastness; sometimes we are brought to the point of having to shift focus and some might look at it as wavering.
But if you only remember, God has a way of making a way out of nowhere; when it looks the darkest, He shows up as the third man in the midst of our struggles.
For the three Hebrew boys, there was no form of turning or giving in; regardless of what is happening, we will not bow and they stood firm in what they believed in.
May the God who turns up as a man of war turn up in our situations today and assure us that trusting in Him is not a burden but a delight.