Daniel and his friends were living on the edge. . I mean it isn't everyday you have to trust God to deliver you from a firey furnance. Yet they were even a little cocky about it.
Then Nebuchadnezzar in rage and anger gave orders to bring Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego; then these men were brought before the king. Nebuchadnezzar responded and said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? “Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?” Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. “But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”--Daniel 3:13-18
When your life is on the edge you must have confidence in what God is able to do. That He has your back. I recently got caught up in my limitations and forgot this truth. Yet the bible is clear.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. Hebrews 10:35
Daniel and his friends expressed confidence in God. In His power and ability to come to their aid with power and might. I might be on the edge, but as a good friend reminded me I am not on the edge of disaster. I can brag on the God I serve. He is well able to met every need and cause me to win just like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and A bad Negro...that would be me. LOL. Oh yeah the confidence is coming back.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.-- 2 Corinthians 2:14