"Let us 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
I love this word that the Lord gives us in Hebrews. It has been a "go to" verse for many years in my walk. Whether it is for adversity in my life or my family, or a circumstance a loved one is facing. I love the thought of approaching the throne with confidence! This is an open invitation for us to go boldly to our Heavenly Father. He waits in all of His power and might on the beautiful place of His Throne. Signifying His reign over all, the "Maker of heaven and earth" is there to give grace and mercy for whatever we are facing. And we can be confident that this grace and mercy provided will be fitting and perfect for the situation. We go with confidence because we know He is able. We don't go meekly with our prayer, we don't have to be shy in our asking. His word also tells us in James, "you do not have, because you do not ask… And we must believe and not doubt when we ask." There will be storms this side of heaven that do not make sense to us, or that we do not understand. As it says in Isaiah, "Our ways are not His ways and our thoughts are not His thoughts." But we can be confident knowing that He is God, He is good, and He is able.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, We come boldly before You, believing and trusting You for who You are. You know the needs of each of us and the places in our hearts and lives that need Your touch. Thank you for this invitation, and the perfect grace and mercy that only You can provide. We pray that our lives will always glorify and honor You. Help us, Lord, to always be about building Your kingdom. We love You, we praise You, and we thank You. In your Holy Name we pray, Amen.
Thought for the Day: Make it a daily practice to be confident in your prayer life. Thank Him in advance with expectation for what He will do!
Written By Posey McGraw
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