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
How do we approach the throne of grace in our time of need? Are we afraid? Do we feel unworthy to approach the throne of grace?
We need not ever fear. We need not ever hesitate to go in confidence before the throne of the Father. There is a High Priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus, the Son of God(Hebrews 4:14). He is our Intercessor, who is forever going before our heavenly Father for you and for me(1 John 2:1).
We have a High Priest who understands our every weakness, our every temptation, for He Himself has been tempted in every way possible, but remained without sin. Through grace, His favor, as unmerited as it is, is given freely and abundantly to His children.
He, Jesus, the Son of Man, became sin; He became the stench of this world in order to present us to His Father, unblemished through the cleansing blood of the Lamb. He died and gave us grace—paid the price, and redeemed us back to our heavenly Father. Let us now come boldly before His throne.
- Holy Spirit, help us to understand the fullness and enormity of Your grace!
- Empower us, heavenly Father, with the fullness of Your Holy Spirit, so that we may come with boldness to Your throne of grace.