19 Oct Don’t be a stranger. Why approaching God doesn’t have to be difficult.
“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
What do you need today?
Isn’t it wonderful that we have a Heavenly Father who is not just listening, but waiting and watching for us to come to him. He’s hoping we would bring Him our needs so that He can take up our burdens, lift our sorrows, forgive our sins.
The Book of Hebrews chapter 4, covers a lot of ground.
It starts with a promise. A promise that we can all enter into a Sabbath-rest.
The Sabbath is the rest that we receive when we truly believe God is Lord of all. It’s a rest that is found in trusting God for every part of your life. To take a Sabbath (i.e. to take a proper day off each week, disconnected from notifications pinging, work deadlines, the stresses and strains of a broken world) is to spend the day free from worry and stress in the knowledge, that God is on the throne!
You really should try it.
Secondly, Hebrews 4 declares “the word of God is alive and active.”
His Word penetrates the very heart of every issue. Nothing is hidden from God. He knows all, He sees everything. Think about that the next time you open your Bible and wonder if God is there? Is he interested? He’s more than there, more than interested… His Word is at work already on your behalf!
And then at the end of Hebrews 4 he explains how Jesus has made it possible for each and everyone of us to come into a deeper relationship with the Father. “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.”
God’s plan for your life is simple…
Believe in Him and you will find rest.
Trust in His Word and and let Him go to work in even the situations you’re not aware of yet.
And don’t be a stranger. Approach His throne confidently in prayer. Ask what you need and receive mercy and grace.
The Christian life doesn’t have to be complicated.