We serve a God of amazing, total power. I was reading the story of when Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace. In case you didn’t know, spoiler alert: they end up surviving. Nebuchadnezzar freaks out because he sees four
men instead of the three he sent in there. When he retrieves them, not only are they . . . well, ALIVE (as if that weren’t weird enough), they are perfectly fine.
They aren’t singed.
Their cloaks aren’t burned.
They didn’t even smell like fire.
I don’t know about you, but that’s super cool to me because it’s a reminder that
Not half-heartedly or partly. Every single detail is a witness to His character.
Take another story: the parting of the Red Sea and Jordan River. Not only were the waters rolled back . . . but the land underneath was bone dry.
So, do you believe in this God of the details?
He is more than capable of performing grand miracles, but He can perform small ones too. And, not only that, but these grand miracles you will witness in your life will be done all the way.
Daniel 3 says that “the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men.” We serve that same God. No fire can touch you; no waters can drown you. He’ll bring you out of the furnace, and you won’t even smell like a campfire. He’ll bring you out of the waters, and your feet will be no more wet than a camel in a drought.
And in the story of Daniel and the lions den (Daniel 6), God saves Daniel from a pretty dire situation: being eaten alive by lions.
He’s in that den ALL NIGHT, but when King Darius comes to check on him the next day, Daniel is a-okay. (I often wonder if those voracious, vicious lions had been rendered cuddly kittens)
Verse 23 says, “and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.”
So, keep your chin up! You serve a God who shows you His power in every detail of your life. The lion den won’t last forever, promise. What will last are the lessons God’s taught you through it . . . and the fact that He is a God of all the way.