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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

At His Altar

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16, NLT). “In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free” (Psalm 188:5, NLT).

There is a Savior. There is a throne of grace—a grace which looks beyond my failure and my sin, and recognizes my real need—a grace so forgiving and so complete, that nothing can destroy its power to change my life. My soul cries out for His mercy when my life is broken. My spirit thirsts for His grace when my heart is strained. His mercy forgives, and His grace lifts me up when I have fallen down. I come to His altar—to the all-powerful, infinite, and sovereign God who can move mountains and change circumstances and lives. There He waits for me to come to Him, this great God of the universe, who yearns to love me intimately and wants to call me His child. There, on my knees in complete surrender, I receive His mercy and His forgiveness. He lifts my head, and in that wonder, my anxious heart is lost in the love of His sacrifice for me. I receive His grace to meet my real need. At His altar I find Him.

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