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Molly’s Minute: When God Doesn’t Put Out A Fire

October 5, 2020

I can’t tell you how often I ask God to just make something go away.

A situation, a potential problem, negative feelings, whatever it is—I just want God to get rid of it. To take it away.

Because I’d always rather that God put out the fires in my life before I have to walk through the flames. I’m sure most of us would prefer it that way.

But, even though He can, God doesn’t always choose to put out our fires.

In Daniel chapter three, God doesn’t put out the literal fire in front of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They’re thrown directly into the furnace. 

But God’s presence stands with them in the fire. And they walk out of the furnace without a single burn on them.

So, no. God might not choose to put out the fire you’re facing today. But if He doesn’t, you can be sure that He will walk with you through the flames.

Daniel 3:25 “He said, ‘Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.'”

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