Today's devotion is based on Daniel 3:18, where we hear the response of the men after they were told to worship an idol or be thrown into a fiery furnace. "But even if God does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."
If you read what they said, it seems that these three men had complete faith in God's ability to save them. But then comes the twist in what they said. They also knew that there was no guarantee that God would rescue them. What is more, they told the king that even though they didn't know whether or not God would save them, they were okay with that.
The same God who was there with them is here with you. He is at work in you as well. Please keep your eyes fixed on him and not on your troubles. He will give you the faith, confidence, peace, and everything else that you need when you face hard things with him, regardless of the outcome.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Loving God, help me keep my eyes fixed on you when I am faced with the fiery furnaces of my life. Please give me the faith, confidence and peace that I need as I walk through them with you. Amen.