DAILY DEVOTION, May 8, 2021
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16 NKJV)).
This verse tells us several things. It tells us to pray boldly. Petition God with confidence. Our boldness lies not in ourselves but in Jesus Christ, our Savior. We draw near to God with boldness because we trust in Jesus, who has forgiven all our sins. If our sins are forgiven, nothing stands between the Father and us. Don’t pray thinking, “I don’t really expect this will change anything.” Anticipate that God is going to act in response to your bold prayer.
The verse encourages us to pray “in time of need.” When we are faced with problems that seem to have no solution, that is the time to pray. God wants us to lay our needs before Him so that He may bless us.
Then we need to remember that we are approaching “the throne of grace.” We don’t ask God to help us because we deserve His help. We desire His help which comes to us from a gracious God. A merciful God will bless us because of who He is, not because of who we are. What we need is for God to pour out upon us His grace and mercy. Take encouragement from this verse and pray boldly.
Gracious and merciful Father, I confess that sometimes my efforts to pray are weak. Please help me to see that because of Jesus, I can come to you with boldness. Thank You for letting me know that You are full of grace and mercy. In the name of my merciful Savior, I pray.