But even if he doesn't.......Daniel 3:18 (GNT)
We read those words from Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and are moved by them. They were told to bow down and worship King Nebuchadnezzar's statue. When they refused, the King threatened to throw them in the fiery furnace. Their response was "Our God is able to save us but even if he doesn't......"
Lately, I've been praying hard for confirmation from God. I'm on a path that I believe he set into motion. I believe it but I want confirmation just in case I'm wrong. I want everything to work out fine....for God's glory, of course. Don't we all do this? We pray for God's leading and we really do want it for his glory but we want it for our security as well. If the words "Lord, I just want to know it's your plan." were translated into our hidden heart words it might look like "Lord, can you please assure me that this is going to work out fine and there will be no pain. This will all be for your glory"
The questions I've been wrestling with lately are these:
"If it doesn't work out and the bottom falls out of my world, will I still praise and worship God?"
"Is Jesus enough if everything else is taken away?"
"Am I worshiping him because of who he is or what he will provide?"
How about you? Answer your own question. But even if he doesn't _______________________
(spare my loved one's life, provide a job, heal my sickness, save my children/marriage/house) will I still worship him?
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego truly understood worship. Their worship wasn't tied to their circumstances. It was tied to the God they knew deep down in their hearts. How about yours?