If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up – Daniel 3:17-18 NLT.
How many of us can honestly say that even if God does not save us from our situation that God is still God? We oftentimes accuse God and in the process unknowingly worship other gods by making our own provision and making things happen for ourselves instead of waiting on God. The three Hebrew boys made it known to the king that even if God doesn’t rescue them, they will remain true to Him.
Christianity does not exempt us from going through things, the game changer for us is that we don’t have to go through it alone. Jesus in John 16:33 tells us to take heart because in this world we will have trouble, but He has overcome the world for us. That means when we do go through things, victory is guaranteed. If you continue to read the story about the three Hebrew boys, the word of God tells us that they came out of the fire unharmed and they did not even smell of smoke, so when we go through fiery trials, we will come out without even the evidence of having gone through them. We are also told that their God was glorified and that they were promoted to higher positions, so trials are there to promote us and bring glory to God.
Let us not run away from the trials because they are there for our promotion. And what better way is there to go into battle where victory is guaranteed? Glory to God! “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed,” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT.
So trials are there to promote us and bring glory to God