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Monday, July 16, 2012

Approach with Confidence







“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence,

so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)



“. . . approach the throne of grace . . .”

God is not someone we have to worship from afar. We don’t have to cower behind someone else. He tells us to come to Him and lay our burdens at His feet.

“. . . with confidence . . .” We don’t have to bite our nails or stammer about why we have come to Him. He expects us. He knows our need but He wants us to express it so that we realize our lack.

“. . . so that we may receive mercy . . .” We desire mercy. We approach Him humbly. We seek His forgiveness, His healing, or His comfort. We receive what we what we don’t ask for.

“. . . find grace to help us. . .” God grants us grace by not giving us what we deserve. He does this because of His great love for us. Where would any of us be without God’s grace?


“. . . in our time of need.” We all go through times of stress, hardship, and struggle

Moses told the Israelites, “For the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deut.31:6, NIV)

As I understand it, when a foreign dignitary goes to Britain, the highest honor that person can receive is an audience with the Queen. When we go before the throne of God, he grants us a chance to be heard, a time to present our case. Not to offend the British people or anyone who has been presented to the Queen of England, we present ourselves to the Lord of All. He takes time for us. He listens to our pleas. He responds with mercy and grace.

4 comments:

  1. Yes! An audience with the King! This is precious.

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    1. Thank you for the warm thought. I had an epiphany when I realized that we can have an audience with the King of Kings whenever we chose .

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  2. So many people run from God, thinking He'll condemn them. How nice to run to Him via Jesus for forgiveness and a big hug.

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    1. Susan:
      Thank you for your thought.People sometimes have that misconception. It's only when they spend time with Him that they learn of his great attributes.

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