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)
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). His grace is not to be used for self-gratification or self-promotion. The only way we can come to God is in humility. Humility before God brings mercy and finds grace to help in time of need.
When you come boldly, it doesn’t mean you come instructing God. That is not the surrender that expresses humility. That is pride. When you come boldly to God, you come knowing who you are in His grace. You have confidence in your relationship with Jesus.
“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, NKJV).
Do you have this confidence? When you believe who you are in Christ, you are at peace in your relationship with God. You can come freely to your Father and receive His mercy and grace.
True humility does not promote self. Neither does it degrade self. It only glorifies the Father. When you have confidence in your relationship with God, you don’t need to beg for mercy and grace. Jesus has already provided you the freedom to confidently ask. You present your needs with “humble boldness” knowing that you will receive the petitions that you have asked of Him.
© 2021 Lynn Lacher