Praise Him In the Furnace

Courtney Beam is a member of The Church at Ross Station, where I have the privilege to lead praise. Her 8-year-old son, Tucker, has been diagnosed again with cancer. (The first time he was only 1 year old.) Courtney herself has recently been diagnosed with cancer as well. Her faith and her family’s faith through all of this will leave you speechless. Below is an excerpt from a devotion she wrote. Go here to read the entire devotional article. – Dwayne

At times I feel like we are in the fiery furnace and I allow myself to think that we are about to burn up. Unlike the three men in Daniel 3, I find myself asking God why and even feeling sorry for myself. If only I would trust that He is not going to let our hair be singed, our robes scorched, or even let us smell of the fire. In the midst of this fire I want to respond like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did. I want to say, “OK, we’re in the furnace and God can save us, but even if He doesn’t I will praise him.” Even if He doesn’t answer my prayer for healing in the way I want I will praise Him. Even more so, I want to stand on the edge of the fire and say no matter what your plan is Father, I trust you. I know that you will let no harm touch me. God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

NOTE: You can read more about Tucker Beam’s cancer and his progress at

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