Monday, August 18, 2014
Bigger Than You
Sometimes, many times, we don't understand God. We often don't know why He's allowing us to experience trials and heartache-but we do know this: He has good futures planned out for His children (Jeremiah 29:11). His plans are always for our good and never for our harm. This is hard to believe at times, when nothing seems to be going right. God's promise to give us a prosperous future must have been especially hard for Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to believe, especially right before they were about to be thrown into a blazing fire. (Daniel 3.) But they never wavered in their belief. They said to the king, the firemaster, "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. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." (Dan. 3:17,18.) Even in the midst of our worst trials and greatest heartaches, we must cling to the promises of God.