“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
As I understand it, when a foreign dignitary goes to
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. Britain