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)
Your gracious God waits for you to come to Him with a love that looks beyond your failures and sin and recognizes your need. He waits with a grace so forgiving and so complete that nothing can impede its power to change your life. When you come to His altar in distress and torment, your heart cries out for His mercy and for His help. Your spirit thirsts for His grace when your heart is strained to the breaking point. His mercy forgives, and His grace lifts you up when you have fallen down. You come to His altar—to the all-powerful, infinite, and sovereign God who can move mountains and change circumstances and lives.
He constantly waits for you at His altar. God yearns for you to love Him intimately just as He loves you. There, on your knees in complete surrender, you receive His forgiveness. There, you find freedom from sin that has imprisoned you. He lifts your head to meet His gaze, and you are lost in the love of His sacrifice. You receive His grace to meet any need. You are free in His forgiveness and love. He has redeemed your soul and all that has burdened your heart and tormented your mind. You rise in His grace and freedom. You rise in victory and joy. You rise in peace and purpose. You rise free from sin and free from self. You rise in His new life. You are set free by the Savior who—by His loving sacrifice at Calvary—opened His throne of grace to you. You rise in new life because you have knelt before Him and allowed Him to own your heart.
© Lynn Lacher 2018