Deeper Day 231: The Cool in the Fire

Recently, I have repeatedly seen myself walking through the fire. I remembered that weeks ago, God showed me that I was in a fire and the only way I’d survive was to be near Him. Man, do I feel that.

Today while I was out exercising, I saw myself in that fire again. I said, “God, I am in the fire. I feel it.” But at the same time, I felt myself growing stronger. And then I saw a glowing white figure come and stand next to me and I heard, “I am the cool in the fire.” I immediately felt relief. The burning and complete discomfort of the moment fled, and I was at peace. Perfect peace.

He is with us in the fire. We read about it when He was literally in the fire with Shadrach and his buddies. That same God is the God Who stands with us now in whatever fire we may find ourselves going through.

God is the cool in our fire. His presence is the refreshing that we need. His Spirit brings the peace we cannot live without.

Learn to look for Him when you feel the world is on fire all around you. Learn to seek Him out when the flames feel too hot to endure any longer. He IS there, it’s just that sometimes we forget to look for Him. If we’d spend more time focusing on Him and less time focused on our discomfort we’d live in so much more peace.

Life is all about what you are choosing to focus on. Whatever captures our focus, will also be paramount in our hearts. Let that be God.

Prayer Moment: Today, I made the devotional shorter than usual because I wanted to lead you to an opportunity. My prayer is that if you feel you are walking through a fire, you’ll take a moment and see yourself there. Can you imagine it, the flames whipping all around you and the intensity of the heat? It feels overwhelming, but you continue to move forward through the fire. Now, ask God to reveal where He is in this moment. Do you see Him standing next to you? Can you feel the relief of knowing you are not alone in this moment? God, I thank You for being with me in this fire. Thank You for providing me comfort and relief. Thank You for always loving me. I trust You in this moment. Thank You for using this fire to strengthen me. In Jesus name, Amen.

For the Lord God is a sun and shied; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You. Psalm 84:11-12

Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your love toward me; You have delivered me form the depths of the grave. Psalm 86:11-13