Approach The Throne of Grace with Boldness

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Confidence is a wonderful thing.  A lack of confidence is a sad thing.  People who lack confidence doubt themselves even when they have everything going on.  An unconfident person can look great, sound great, and be great, but look like a loser, sound like a loser, and act like a loser.

The good news in our faith in Jesus Christ is that Jesus has offered himself with his death on the cross.  Because he has taken on the sins of the world, you and I should walk through life with confidence and assurance that even in our weakness and sins, Jesus will provide us resurrection from death, redemption from our sins, and the blessing of the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us through the sand traps of life.

Hebrews 4: 14 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin[1]

Jesus Christ is able to sympathize with our weaknesses because he has been tested as we are, yet not drawn into sin.  The God we serve knows us, understands us and promises to be with us at every stage and every age of life.

Hebrews 4: 16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. [2]

 

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What does “Approaching the throne of grace with boldness” look like?
  2. Why are we sometimes reluctant to approach the blessings of God?

 

Prayer:

Lord, increase my confidence!  Help me to realize that you have made a tremendous investment in my life.  You have endowed me with a mind to think, hands to act, feet to move.  You have blessed me with a heart to feel.  Grant me now a new sense of confidence, a new sense of power, a new sense of love.  Bless me now with your confidence.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior I pray.  Amen.

 

Written by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Hood III

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[1] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Heb 4:14–15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[2] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Heb 4:16). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.