17. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Saints, we know our God is able to do all things, above and beyond what we could ask or think.
But if He does not answer us, as we want Him to answer us, do we still believe?
Do we still trust?
Do we still hope?
If we feel He does not hear our prayers, do we still hold fast?
Saints, we have so many and varied examples, of faith under fire in the Word of God, that we need to take time to read these accounts of people of faith.
The three Hebrew children knew God could deliver them, they also knew if it was not to be, they trusted HIS WILL.
This is the same faith of Abraham, when he willingly went to sacrifice his precious son.
Saints, our lives are not always going to be pleasant, they are going to be filled with trials and temptations of all kinds. We are going to be burdened by the things that surround us, but God is faithful.
If your burdens weigh heavy on you saint of God, you need to say LORD....please take these burdens for the night, and let me sleep, let me rest tonight LORD .... and He will give you rest, He remembers that we are but dust.
Yes, I know at times the LORD will awaken you to prayer in the night, this is not what I am speaking of here. I am speaking of those who are weighed down with sorrow, those who cry out to the LORD day and night, and need to get body rest, in the night for a time.
The body needs rest to continue through the day, and God can give His people rest.
God does not want you to be overwhelmed with your sorrow, the devil does but God doesn't.
So learn saints, that you can trust HIM with your burdens. Allow HIM to give you rest, that you may be able to stand strong in the LORD, and in your Faith in HIS ability, to do exceedingly abundantly, above all you could ask or think, even though for a season, you are in heaviness....
God Bless you saints, stand fast!