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)
You can come boldly to the throne of grace when you know who you are in Christ and what He has given you. When you believe the infinite value that Jesus chose to place on your life, you believe He has made you worthy. Nothing separates you from the love you have received in Him (Romans 8:38-39). You can come to God with confidence knowing that He chose you to love with the life of His own Son (Ephesians 1:4). He knows your need before you even ask (Matthew 6:8).
You have a God whose throne of grace is always open. You don’t have to fear Him or worry if you are a disappointment to Him or if He is going to cast you away from His presence. He wants you to cast your cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7). He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
Come to Him, and ask because of the worth He has placed on your life. When you question if you are worthy enough to come to Him, you question the worth of His love for you. Jesus paid the ultimate price for you. You are His. And God fully takes care of His own.
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
—1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV)
Do you have this confidence in your relationship with God? That He has made you worthy to boldly come into His presence and ask for grace to help in your time of need? God chose you to be His before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). When you chose Christ as your Savior, He made you worthy. When you don’t feel worthy enough to come to God, it is because you are coming to Him on your own merit. You come to God on the merit of His Son.
Don’t question His merit. Come boldly to God with confidence in your time of need.
© 2021 Lynn Lacher