Do you remember the story about Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego? You know, the three Hebrews who were thrown into the fiery furnace. Do you remember how a fourth man showed up in the furnace with them? Not only that, while they were in the furnace, they didn’t even get burned. Their clothes and hair didn’t even smell of smoke. Now that is cool! How many of you could experience that? I mean, being confronted with someone in authority.
I believe that’s the kind of deliverance God wants to bring to you in your spiritual valley. He wants to set you free and empower you with His Grace. But have you ever thought why He wants to meet your needs, whatever those needs are? What is His motivation for wanting to deliver you? Is it because you have done something to appease him? Have you increased your prayer time? Do you spend more hours reading Scripture? Are you now being faithful to your tithe? Have you increased your gifts to mission outreaches? Why does He want to deliver you?
I mean, all of those things are good. But I think Isaiah had the true revelation when he said, “Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you . . . Fear not, for I am with you” (Isaiah 43:4-5).
Your Father was saying, “You are about to go through fires and floods. But don’t worry; I will walk with you through them all. I will deliver you in the end simply because you are mine. I know you by name and you are a delight to my heart.”
That is what your Lord is saying to you this morning. Can you rest in that?
(I send out messages like each morning. If you are interested, let me know. However, you can also find these messages at: Thought For The Day)