So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stepped out of the fire. The fire had not touched them, nor a hair on their head was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke. Daniel 3:26-27 NLT
Whatever you’re dealing with at this moment, and however difficult it is, you need to know that Jesus is the fourth man with you in the midst of the fire. Notice from the above scripture how He didn’t stand outside the fire but was in the fire together with the three Hebrew boys when they were thrown inside for defying King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
This brings a whole new meaning for us when we read the verse, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6). Our Heavenly Father doesn’t deliver us from afar; He is with you in the midst of your adversity. Call upon Him and He will answer you. When Jesus is with you, nothing can harm you.
It blesses me so to see how the Word of God describes the three friends when they came out of the furnace. They were in the fire, but it had absolutely no power over them. It did not even leave a trace of smoke on them. Now, that’s an awesome picture of God’s divine protection.
Friends, as you call upon the Lord in your day of trouble, the trial you are going through will have no power over you. It will not even leave a smell on you. Instead, I declare in Jesus’ Name that you will walk out of that challenge in your life and the only smell on you will be the fragrance of having been with Jesus (2 Corinthians 2:14).
I also believe that as the people around you witness how the Lord delivers you, that they will come to know Him and develop a relationship with Him and experience God’s goodness for themselves. Instead of being negatively affected by whatever trial you might face, I pray that you will receive honor and promotion just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Glory to God.