Hey, hey! I am Sarah Bowling, welcome to God Today. Fantastic to hang out with you and, you might be asking the question, “Where is God in this mess?” Haha. The world around me is a mess, my life is a mess, I have lost my job, I have health issues. This is a mess! How does God participate? Where is God in this mess? I want to take you, for a moment, to think back.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo. Three Hebrew slaves in a burning, fiery furnace. And they had all kinds of pressure, all kinds of demands saying, “Hey, you gotta deny God, you have to worship the king.” Their life was a mess, they were about ready to just be totally broiled in this huge furnace and their lives killed, by this fiery furnace. Really, really hard – it was a mess. It was a mess.
But, I love what they said. “We are going to serve God no matter what happens to us. You can throw us in the fiery furnace. Or not. But we are not going to change our focus, our worship, our attention on God.” I want to say, in this mess, whatever the mess is that you are in, I want to challenge you to keep your attention on God. Keep your worship fresh with God. I don’t know what is happening, but I know God does know. And that’s what the Hebrew servants, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego said. “We are not going to compromise our worship, or our attention, or our focus on God. We are going to stay dialed in. We are going to stay dialed in no matter what the mess is. We are going to keep your focus on God. And when we do, then anticipate God walks us through the mess.”
I had a friend who always said this to me, “If you are going through Hell, don’t stop. Keep walking!” Keep your worship fresh, keep your focus on Jesus, and keep walking. Jesus will walk you out of the furnace, walk you out of the mess, and have a tremendous testimony that came from the test. Have a tremendous message that came from the mess, and have tremendous victory over the stuff that could have made you a victim. God is in it, God is helping you, God has good things for you, coming out of the mess. Just keep walking with God. Keep worshipping God.
And don’t let the mess become stronger and more prevalent in your thoughts, in your emotions, your concern, your attention. Don’t let that be stronger than who God really is. Keep your focus on God. Keep your worship strong with God. And stay dialed in in your relationship. Watch and see. Through the mess, you will have a deeper walk with God than you ever did before it all started. Thank you so much for watching. I am Sarah Bowling with God Today.