Saturday, November 20, 2010


Participating in Spiritual Sunday once again. Please go here to read other Spiritual Sunday posts.

A dear church friend of mine, Danny, shared this in our Prayer Room at our last church Sunday morning. It so spoke to my heart and I wanted to share it with my friends here, too.

Just as Meshach, Shadrach, Abendago were not spared from the fact and reality of the burning furnace, so often in life we find that God is allowing us to go through our own particular burning furnace. That is where our family currently finds itself as we walk through this burning furnace of Suzette's illness of lung cancer.

BUT......BUT, (oh what a wonderful word) just as these three were brought through that fire; unharmed, not burned, not so much as the smell of smoke upon shall we walk through in complete victory. This victory is and will be based totally on the WORD OF GOD and HIS promises to us. "He will never leave us, or forsake us!"

The other important feature of this story of the 3 Hebrew children in the burning furnace was THE FOURTH MAN (Jesus) was also in that furnace with them. Yes, we KNOW that we are not walking out this burning furnace experience alone. JESUS is with us every step of the way.

I also so this quote last week: "God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless he has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty." Peter Marshall

We rest secure in God specific and perfect plan for our lives.

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Mari said...

That is a wonderful word, and I know it spoke to your heart at this time.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I remember seeing the movie "A Man Called Peter" about Peter Marshall years and years ago. He was an extraordinary man.

Lisa notes... said...

So true. He never leaves us alone in our good times or bad times; he is always with us.

sarah said...

that's one of my favorite stories....He is there with us always..Happy Thanksgiving.

retha said...

In today's life, never is a word often used to imply seldom, even occasionally. When GOD says NEVER it is just that; never, as you have said.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Thank you, Susan, for this post that speaks to all of us. The quote by Peter Marshall is one to remember. I'll be writing that one down.

Have a wonderful day,

Kansas Bob said...

I love how at the beginning of their story Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego told Nebuchadnezzar that they would not bow to him even if God did not save them. I see that same attitude in you Susan and so appreciate the spiritual warfare that you are fighting.

Marydon said...

Susan, the truth therein lies ... He never lets us more than we can handle.

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Charlotte said...

Very good, Susan. Knowing he's with us when we "go through the fire" is such a comforting reality. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Virginia said...

God is so awesome!
Thanks for such a great post and such a great reminder of his love!!
Much Blessings,

Donnie said...

That was such a gentle message. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

We need these stories in our life's as we face our own burning furnace. You and your family are in my prayers.
God Bless,

Sharon said...

I want to thank you for today's post. It is so true that GOD will not forsake us in our time of need.
Prayers for you and all of your family.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day.

Kathy said...

I especially love the Peter Marshall quote. Thank you, Susan. Traveling with you is one of my honors in life.

Maxine said...

Love that story in Daniel! I also love so many of the BUT's in the Bible!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Susan, right now I feel the need to stop following blogs and to stop blogging, and also to not spend so much time on facebook, so I'm deleting a lot. I can still come to your blog, and I am praying for your daughter, Suzette. Mary R.