When Nebuchadnezzar had Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to worship his idols, they were protected and unharmed. Due to their state of thought and their faith and trust in God, nothing could hurt them. Daniel 3:27 reads, “And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.”
That is just as true today. When our thoughts are filled with love and trust in God, we feel no fear, but if our thoughts are filled with anger, hate and bitterness, Good is blocked out and we suffer. As we grow spiritually and have challenges, we walk through fiery furnaces without even the smell of fire. My prayer is to recognize God’s arms around me.