Daniel 3:23-25 NKJV: "And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
The Bible tells us that “the devil is like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Women in recovery seem to have a special target on their back. Over the past few weeks we have watched a few of our ladies get devastating news on top of devastating news. Things that would break the best of us, let alone someone in recovery trying to learn to navigate life in a new way; Ladies that are babies in Christ and are still growing.
Watching lives be changed through Christ makes the enemy very uncomfortable and his goal is to send them back to the street, turning to drugs. But what a blessing that comes out of it when we see these ladies continue to grow despite the attacks of the devil. We have watched them grow in their faith, trusting God more than ever before. Just like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, they know that Jesus is standing in the fire with them and they will come out of the fire not even smelling like smoke! God has turned their circumstances into an even greater testimony.
What fiery furnace are you facing today? Are you trusting Jesus to stand in the flames with you?