A Message From The Throne Room
In these difficult times where there is so much pain, fear and disappointment, "A Message from the Throne Room" brings words of faith, hope and encouragement. Cast in the style of a daily devotional, this book teaches you how to stay anchored during life's storms and receive the promises of God.
Psalm 33:11, New Living Translation
But the Lordâ€™s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
I was reading a devotional one morning, and it talked about â€˜holding onâ€™. What really caught my attention was when the writer talked about hanging on to the Word. So many times when we are going through things, we are told to just â€˜hold onâ€™, but hold on to what exactly? Hold on to your faith?
Of course, but even your faith can wane. Hold on to God? Well, yes, because without Him you can do nothing, but it goes beyond that. We need to hold on to His Word, which is forever settled.
When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he was attacking Jesusâ€™s very identity and trying to get Him to doubt who He was, but Jesus refused to give in to the temptation. To every temptation the devil brought His way, Jesus responded, â€˜It is writtenâ€™. You need to know what is written about you; not what people say or have said, but what God says. It is written that you are the â€˜apple of Godâ€™s eyeâ€™
(Ps. 17:8, NKJV). It is written that â€˜you are more than a conqueror through Christ who loved youâ€™ (Rom. 8:37, NKJV, paraphrased). It is written that â€˜you are fearfully and wonderfully madeâ€™ (Ps. 139:14, NKJV). I could go on and list all that the Bible says you are, but time and space will not permit me.
Our past experiences (if viewed from a proper perspective) contribute to the great people we eventually become, but they should not define us nor become our identity. What do I mean? The fact that you do not have a job right now and have not had one for the last year does not mean that you are unemployable. Or just because you made some bad decisions in the past does not mean that you are incapable of making right choices. You are not your past or your experiences; you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The Bible says, â€˜This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person...You have to know what Godâ€™s Word says about the matter at hand, and it is that Word that you hold on to when things are difficult. You cling to the truth and unwavering power of Godâ€™s Word until you see that truth come to pass in your life. You are not defeated because of what you are going through, but rather your defeat occurs when you give up and stop believing. So when life throws you lemons, grab hold of the Word and make lemonade, for this too shall pass.