In the Midst of the Fire…

Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.3 Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.4 Then the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,5 that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up;6 and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

Praise God,many times we find ourselves in very difficult situations,and frankly we don’t like it,not at all. Following Jesus will take us into places of unseen and unheard of heartache,pain and fear. But we love and follow a living and all powerful Saviour that can not only keep us,but “Bring us safely through,Even the Fire”. When we said yes to Jesus,what did it really mean? Do we just follow until we’re tired? Sometimes the pain from suffering will make you think about giving up,but as I read the rest of this true story,I’m encouraged to hold on. For our Father has promised never to leave us,and we must remember that “suffering” is a part of our service.
Learn:To acquire knowledge through experience or instruction;acts of aquring knowledge.
Hebrews 5:8 So even though Jesus was God’s Son,he “learned” obedience through the things he suffered. And so do we.
In the midst of the “fire” God is there just as he was with Shadrach,Meshach and Abednego! Looking back at what God has done for others and for us,gives us the strength to hold on. Their end results were great and what a powerful testimony,we must remember while in the fire God is using our experiences  to help us as well as others. God always sees the big picture,but we can only see the pain and heartache until we “learn” that in all things we should continue to praise God.

Father help us to learn from our many different trials and tribulations that you truly and deeply love us and you are never thinking about giving up on us.Help us to know that you care no matter what it looks or feels  like to us and help us to never give up.Amen

For our present troubles are quiet small and won’t last very long.Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great gloy that will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17

To God be The Glory

Love in Christ Pat

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18 thoughts on “In the Midst of the Fire…

  1. smiles. how apropo. yes he will see us through all kinds of trouble if we remember and turn to him in those times of need…i am a living testement to that…it is good to to have those that walk with us to point us back there as well…good to see you today pat.

  2. Pat,

    Thank you for this great reminder…. Just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo said, however God decides work, whether they are burned or saved, God is still God…. God is still righteous and holy in whatever He allows to happen….. These three were saved that day, but many others have been martyred…. God’s purpose has been served either way and no matter what happens, we actually are still safe in His everlasting arms…. The world might imagine that it did us great harm, but it has no clue about the reality of our being with God in one way or another.

    Love, Margaret

  3. Yes Margaret how very true that is,either way it’s all ways God’s choice and he helps us to live wit it.God is so good,the world just don’t know how much there’re missing.Thanks for your encouraging comment and for your friendship 😀 😀 Love ya

  4. Sometimes I wonder how many times we were in the fire, and didn’t even know it, as we didn’t feel it, our purpose being to be there, to worship God in that situation, and to bear witness to his greatness. I know myself sometimes when I was brought out of the fire only then did I even realize how bad it could have been. He holds us, he guards us, he relives us of pain. In a way, if I think of times that were bad, it was not the circumstances as much as the circumstances had removed my faith, and I believed more in the situation than in the power of my holy father. I think that all pain is caused not by problems, but by separation from him. When we have our faith, our life line clear and connected, we can just exist in the midst of the trouble. We are so lucky to have a God who is so gentle with us. And Pat, I always enjoy your Bible selections.

  5. Hi Jennifer thanks for your truly encouraging comment,and how true it is our God is good,kind,and very understanding. O if we would only keep our minds on him instead of the problems,then we could enjoy the peace Jesus left us.
    Love ya 😀 😀

  6. Hi Pat,

    When you posted to my blog, I was here on your blog! 🙂 Our topics are quite similar. Each spoke of pain and suffering. It’s wonderful to know, that when we are going through fiery trials, just as He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, God is also in the fire with us! He’ll never leave us, nor forsake us. Yes, sometimes we may grow weary, but the Bible tells us, in due season, we shall reap if we faint not! We must always remember, when we’re going through our trials and tribulations, God’s word says, “All things work together for good, to them that love God, and to those who are the called according to His purpose.” If God said it, that settles it! We have to rest on the promises of God, in spite of our circumstances. He’s able to bring us out, and that with a mighty hand! Praise the Lord!

    I’m really glad, that I stopped by your blog, and I look forward to the Fellowship! 🙂

    May the blessings of the Lord rest upon your life!

    Paulette

  7. Thank you, Pat

    I just posted on Linda`s Blog http://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/satisfied-a-poem/ that I`ve been through the fire and the flood and He never once let go of me. As I read your post, the thought again came to mind… I`ve gone through the fire and I don`t even smell like smoke!

    His promise never to leave remains true forever. His word never changes! I am thankful that He chooses to love and protect the way He does! Ultimately, He remains in charge … regardless.

    Thanks again for sharing, Pat and thanks for praying for us 🙂
    `Father help us to learn from our many different trials and tribulations that you truly and deeply love us and you are never thinking about giving up on us.Help us to know that you care no matter what it looks or feels like to us and help us to never give up.Amen`

    Blessings
    ann

    1. O Ann this is so true even though we’ve been through the fire and floods God has kept us and he will never let us go,therefore we are “Satisfied”! Praise God for all he has done and is going to do as we wait in faith.
      Love ya 😀 😀

  8. Hello Ann ,I tell ya we all seem to be on point,our trials can wear at us but as you’ve reminded us God will never leave us.I’m so glad we’ve meet and that we are all praying for one another. Thanks for the prayer you left here,I’m not sleepy yet I went to bed early about 9pm,but couldn’t sleep so I bounced back up after tossing & turning.But I’m not depressed or worried praise God.I’m running over to Linda’s thanks for leaving her link.
    Love you Ann 😀 😀

  9. Well, I thought I was posting the video, but it didn’t work. Anyway, you can copy and paste the link and see it. It’s a great song and points out how Jesus was there in the fire to save Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Peace, Linda

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