"Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16I suppose I could call this Faucets of Grace part 2, (with part 1 being here), but I like the title "The Throne is not Empty" better instead. That's how the Lord got my attention for this blog, was by saying that to me. I was in the kitchen and He said, "The Throne is not Empty!" I love how He gets my attention. How does He get yours?
Anyway, after He got my attention He began to talk to me about His throne of grace once again. He showed me that when we come to the throne, it is not an empty throne. On it is a living and loving God who is able and willing to meet our every need. Let that sink in a bit. In fact, I'll say it again.
When we come to the throne, it is not an empty throne. On it is a living and loving God who is able and willing to meet our every need.What He emphasized to me, besides the fact that the throne is not empty, is that He is not only able, but WILLING to meet our every need. He is. God wants to give you everything you need. He is not withholding.
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11Are you walking uprightly? It doesn't say, from those who never slip up or make a mistake. You are the upright--the righteous--if you believe in Jesus Christ. If you have been washed in His blood, then you have been made the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21) and God is not withholding anything good from you!
So if we approach His throne for help, mercy and grace for our every need is flowing. But we must approach the throne. Go to Him. He will help.
As the Lord spoke to me about this, He showed me that many people are envisioning an empty throne. Some won't even try to approach it because they don't see Him sitting on it. They see an empty throne. They expect that nothing will happen if they go there. They don't see Him as being able and willing to help. They don't even see Him there! Others will at least approach the throne, but they still see it as empty. They just hang out like they're waiting for something to happen. They're waiting for Him to show up when He is right there in front of them waiting for them to ask Him for help!
God is not withholding, and He is not hiding from you. He is not a vacant or absent Father. He is a good God. He is a good, good Father. That's who He is. Approach His throne confidently. Do it by faith. Stand up, take a step forward and tell Him you're there. "I'm here daddy!" See Him there. Don't see an empty throne. See Him giving you what you need. He is not withholding. He sees you through the righteousness of Jesus Christ.