When I was a kid, the carpet in our basement caught on fire and filled our whole house with smoke! And boy did it stink!
It was so hard to get the smell out of our clothes and our furniture. We smelled smoke for weeks!
It reminds me of a time in the Bible when three men were thrown into a fiery furnace because they worshipped God instead of the King. God not only saved them from the fire, but when they came out of the furnace they didn’t even smell like smoke!
It makes me think about the fiery trials in my life. When I face hard times, do I come out smelling like smoke from bitterness and anger? Or do I come out smelling like a woman who trusts God?
I love that God not only gets us through tough times, but He stays so close that we can come through them without a hint of smoke from some of life’s toughest fires!