Hebrews 4: 15 & 16
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 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.
We have a high priest (Jesus) that knows what we are going through because he also was tested and tempted in the same ways. He faced the same rejection form the world as we do. He knows how we feel! But he was and is able to overcome it. He also gives us that power when we run to him. We can come to him about anything with the confidence that he will help us get through it and forgive us when we have failed. He provides grace to help us in our time of need.
“God loves you…just the way you are. He loves you and is very aware of your imperfections. He loves you eternally and without fail. There is nothing that you have done or will do that can separate you from that love.”
Occasionally when one of my children disobeys or does something they know I would not approve of they will try to hide it or lie about it. And as a parent you all know how transparent that lie is. We have the ability to most of the time see right through it and know what really is going on.
Well, we as adults try to pull the same thing over on God. He already knows our weakness and is offering to help us through it. All we need to do is turn to him and confess. He has the grace and mercy that we need and desire. He knows what it is like in our world. He has faced the same struggles and temptations that we are facing. The difference is that he overcame them without falling prey to the lies. He won without sin and he wants to help us do the same. We can have the confidence to turn to him knowing that he has already won and has the ability to help us. Not on our own strength but by his power!
Make a decision today that when you approach God, it will be with confidence…confidence that His arms are open to you…confidence that He wants to hear from you…and confidence that you are loved.
Lord, I thank you for your willingness to come and be my Savior. The confidence to know that you want to help me and have already overcome the battles of the flesh that surround us in this world. Thank you for giving me the strength to overcome them when I turn to you and your grace and mercy when I mess up. Amen
(Italicized portions from “Daily Steps for GodChicks” by Holly Wagner)