Instead of fighting an outcome they couldn’t control, the Hebrew men instead stood on the ‘right’ decision they had made, and trusted God with the outcome.

Daniel 3:16-18
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and He will deliver us from your Majesty’s hand. But even if He does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold that you have set up!” 
If ever there was a time to defend yourself, it would be when your life is threatened. These Hebrew men had a different reaction though. They knew their decision was right, regardless of the outcome. They also knew that the outcome was out of their control–so instead of fighting an outcome they couldn’t control, they instead stood on the ‘right’ decision they had made, and trusted God with the outcome. 
I like to maintain control–particularly when it comes to my safety and well-being. ‘Not’ defending myself feels unnatural–but sometimes the issue at stake is greater than my own personal safety or comfortability. There are some decisions that can be debated and weighed, and others that are simply ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. Following Christ means doing the right thing, even when the outcome may not be what I want.
Trusting God means trusting Him no matter the outcome, not only if the outcome is one that I prefer. 
This week, I choose to follow Christ–not just doing what is comfortable, but what is right. 
God, thank you for being big enough to handle every situation I could face. Give me courage to make decisions that honor you, and faith to trust you no matter what the outcome is. 

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