“There is no success without hardship.” -Sophocles
King Nebuchadnezzar decreed that Babylon must bow to worship the golden idol. Three Jews, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to be bullied into bowing. The King was furious and he threatened them with a fiery furnace. The three Jews retorted that their God would rescue them, but even if He didn’t, they would not bow. They were thrown into the fire, and much to king’s surprise, he saw a fourth person he described as the “Son of God” (Dan 3:25). In the midst of the fire God was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; just as He is with you through the fire you face. The fire you face may be hot and the smoke may be thick and you may not be able to see clearly, but know that God will see you through.
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save (Zephaniah 3:17, NKJV).