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 (NIV)
The story’s told of a king who called a meeting with his advisors. In the middle of their discussion, he noticed his daughter peering through the ajar door. Without a moment’s hesitation, he opened his arms and she came running. Such is the welcome our heavenly Father extends to us.
We might hesitate to approach him if we believe he doesn’t really care about our concerns or that they’re too trivial for him to take notice. Our pain might seem paltry to someone who deals with global pandemics, wars, and famine, right? Wrong. Nothing’s further from the truth.
God cares deeply about what concerns me and you, and he invites us to come to his throne room anytime day or night. We needn’t fear interrupting him. No matter what our need is, he promises to extend mercy and favor to help us through it.
Go ahead—run to him today. He can hardly wait to hold you.
Do you feel free to approach God at any time? If not, why?
Father, help me picture you with arms open waiting for me to run into them.
“That’s the way it is with our Father in Heaven. When you became a son or a daughter, when you were adopted into His family, He opened up for you through His Son’s death on the cross a way of fellowship and relationship that makes it possible for you to bypass the temple and its animal sacrifices. You don’t have to talk to God through a priest. You can go right into the presence of God Almighty and He will hear you.”
–David Jeremiah, Prayer, the Great Adventure
Excerpt from Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. ©2021 Grace Fox
Published by Aspire Press.
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