Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
Already 3 weeks into 2018, I feel like I forget about God’s grace as I retreat to my own survival mechanisms. I try to sleep 30 more minutes instead of jumping out of bed to pray and read the Word. Do I forget where my strength comes from? Am I relying on myself or God? I forget that I can confidently approach God’s throne at any time to receive mercy (compassion, forgiveness, deliverance from judgement) and find grace (unmerited favor, undeserving kindness and blessing) to help in time of need. I can ask God for help, and He will not only forgive me and withhold me from judgement from my sins, He will also extended unmerited favor, undeserving blessing that I will never be deserving of.
So even as I reflect on this past week and see my sins of self-reliance and laziness and comfort so clearly. I can still confidently draw near to the God’s throne this morning without condemnation and receive forgiveness and His blessing.
Jesus, it is easier sometimes to just try to float or survive. It is a fight against my flesh every second and every day. Help me to seek you first every day. Lord, help me to see what you are doing around my life instead of me trying to cling onto whatever I desire. What do you desire for my life? What are you doing Lord? Give me eyes to see.