Knowing God in the Furnace

From Dave Black Online:

Today I’m taking Becky back to UNC Hospital for her second round of chemo. I’m asking God to spare her this time from the excruciating pain she had after the first go-round. Like the three men who walked in fire in the book of Daniel, I’m convinced that God is able to deliver from the furnace. “But if not,” Becky and I will not bow to the gods of doubt and despair. Sometimes God delivers from the fiery furnace. Sometimes He delivers in the fiery furnace. Either way, we are never alone. The Judge of the earth always does what is right, and oftentimes we get to know Him better in the furnaces of life than anywhere else. The Christian is not a cog in a machine. God cares for each of His children, and He is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond what we ask or think. At the king’s order Daniel spent the night with lions, but it was Darius who had the insomnia. Our God is able to deliver us. [emphasis mine]

Please be in prayer for Dave and Becky as they minister to the rest of us even in their own times in the furnace.

(Quotes from Dave Black Online are used by permission.  Dave Black is the author of The Jesus Paradigm and this site is maintained by its publisher, Energion Publications.)