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God is Able, But if He Does Not

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God is Able

Daniel 3:16–18 NASB95
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 “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. 18 “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.”

Able to Heal Us

1 Peter 2:24 NASB95
24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Able to Deliver Us

Proverbs 28:18 NASB95
18 He who walks blamelessly will be delivered, But he who is crooked will fall all at once.

Able to Save Us from Death

Job 5:20 NASB95
20 “In famine He will redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.

We need to

Believe it
Expect it
Thank Him for it

But if He Does Not

2 Timothy 1:12 NASB95
12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

We need to

Trust Him
Except His Plan
Love Him
Job 13:15 NKJV
15 Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.
Job 2:9–10 NASB95
9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
Matthew 22:37 NASB95
37 And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
1 Corinthians 2:9 NASB95
9 but just as it is written, Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
James 1:12 NASB95
12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
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