“Let us then approach God’s 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
Our worship leader read this verse at church last week. It really got me thinking; How confident am I in his mercy and grace in my times of need?
Often, I pray for his mercy; but I continue to live with shame and guilt. Many times, I’ve asked for his grace; but I’ve remained chained in worry and fear.
This verse opened my eyes to see that I need to go to him confidently. I can’t pray for his mercy and not expect it to be so graciously provided. I can’t ask for his grace and forgiveness and not feel the weight lifted when it’s freely given. I should be boldly and confidently living in the light of these mercies. I can’t give these encouraging words to someone else in their time of need if I’m not confident in them myself. If I’m gonna talk the talk, I need to walk the walk.
My God doesn’t fail me. He doesn’t leave me hanging in my times of need. He covers me with his mercy and grace. Of this, I need to be confident.