Confidence

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Hebrews

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16

Confidence

a: full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing.

b: a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something.

c: the feeling of being certain that something will happen or that something is true.

d:  the quality or state of being certain

 

How beautiful!  We don’t approach a throne of a despot; of a power-wielding King.  Christ is the King, but not in a worldly sense.  His throne is one of grace.  His authority demands reverence and great holiness, but one that His children approach confidently, knowing that they approach the seat of mercy.

Mercy is found at the throne of grace.  Mercy that is new every morning.  How well the Father knows that we are frail, prone to sin, weak.  He lavishes His children with mercy when we come repentant to His feet.  Note that we receive His mercy freely.

We find grace at the throne; it is a throne of grace.  It is there, in our times of need, where we rediscover God’s amazing love for us.  At the throne is where we find forgiveness, healing, strength, and courage.  Our Father knows how much grace we need.  It is at His throne where we find it.

Our goal is to dig deep and access our confidence to believe that Christ is who He says He is.  That can be hardest in moments of need.  It is then when we can crawl to the throne, hearing Jesus whisper, ‘Come.’ He wants us to reach out to Him when we are faced with trials or temptations of any sort.  His throne is not one of condemnation, but of grace.  Pure grace.

Father, help us fight the instinct to run away when we have a need, and strengthen our confidence that Your throne is one full of grace and mercy.

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