If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up. Daniel 3:17–18
Some things, like unanswered prayers, you may never understand this side of heaven. If you are always trying to figure them out, they will only bring frustration and confusion. Learn to trust God, and know that as long as you’re doing your best, as long as you’re keeping your heart pure before God, you are exactly where you’re supposed to be. It may not be easy, but in the end, God is going to use it to your advantage.
One of the most important aspects of faith is trusting God even when we don’t understand. . . Even in your times of greatest difficulty, even if the bottom falls out, you don’t have to be distraught and let yourself get all worked up… remaining at rest, remaining in peace, keeping your joy, keeping a smile on your face, that’s all part of fighting the good fight of faith as well.