He’s Got Your Back

by Michelle Adams

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;

he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

Are you going through a really tough time right now? Do you feel all alone? We’ve all been there, but none of us has been there quite like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Remember those guys? They were the ones who refused to bow down to anyone other than God, and they were thrown into the fiery furnace for their faithfulness. As if that weren’t bad enough, the king was so mad because they wouldn’t bow down to his image of gold that he heated the furnace seven times hotter than usual. Yikes!

But the fearless threesome didn’t let the fiery furnace shake their faith. They said, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.”

In other words, they were saying, “Hey, we know that God has got our back, and even if we have to face the fire, we’re cool with that because God will be with us through it all.” And they were exactly right. God did go through the flames with them. When the king looked into the furnace, he saw four men walking around—unharmed! God went through it with them. And when the king told Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to come out of the furnace, they walked out without any burns. In fact, they didn’t even smell like smoke!

So, no matter what kind of problem you’re facing today, God has got your back.

He promises to go through the fire with you. And when you come through this situation, you won’t even smell like smoke!

EXTRA STUFF: Read Daniel chapter 3 and find out how God came through for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

GOD TALK: Father, thank You for promising to never leave me. I know that You will help me in my times of trouble. I love You, Lord. Amen.

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