If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up – Daniel 3:17-18
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were pressured to deny God, but they chose to be faithful to Him no matter what happened. They trusted God to deliver them, but they were determined to be faithful regardless of the consequences.
Sometimes when going through trials and tribulations, God doesn’t deliver us immediately. If God delivered us as soon as we’re faced with trouble, then there would be no need for Christians to have faith. There will be times God will not deliver us from our dilemmas, but it doesn’t mean He doesn’t love us or that He doesn’t care or He’s not concerned about what we’re going through. When looking at the Old Testament and New Testament, saints we’re not always delivered from trouble, but they had enough faith in God whether He intervened on their behalf or not, their eternal reward was worth any suffering they we’re enduring.
During their fiery trial, Jesus met them in the midst of it. When trials and tribulations come and it seems as though they are about to take us out, that’s when we have to look back over our life and remember all the other times when Jesus delivered us. We must also know if He doesn’t deliver us, don’t lose faith, trust God in the midst of every trial. There are eternal reasons for temporary trials. Let’s be thankful that our destiny is in God’s hands, and not man’s!