“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” -(Isaiah 43:2 NKJV)
This must have been the scripture that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego stood on when they were thrown in the burning, fiery furnace. They certainly were not burned, nor did they even have the scent of smoke upon them when they came out. Only the rope that held their hands was burned.
What will bring us through the deep waters? What will bring us through the hottest fires of persecution? It is the One Who brought Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego through the burning, fiery furnace. It is the fourth Man in the furnace—the Son of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ will go through the waters when we go through the waters. He will go through the fire when we go through the fire. We will emerge without being bitter, rejected, or damaged in our personalities—we can come out free. Today, remember, whatever your crisis, the fourth One is with you too!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank You today that whatever trial I go through, You are there to go through it with me and You are there to bring me through victoriously. It is always Your will that I triumph in Christ.