Even If He Doesn't
Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
(Daniel 3:14-18 ESV)
I want the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The ability to face the worsts of tests and stand strong in Him. To say I know God can deliver me, but even if he doesn’t, I stand firm. The truth is, our God is worth worshipping, even if we cannot understand His plan, and we can take comfort in that fact. I know His nature, and it is good, and just, and perfect. So even if he doesn’t deliver me from the fire, I know I can trust Him. He is worth my praise.