In Hebrews 4:16 we are given an invitation to come before the very presence of God.
The writer says, “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.”
Mercy refers to the forgiveness of our sins, which puts us into a right relationship with our heavenly Father, while the grace mentioned is that unmerited favor of God that we need to draw from each and every day.
But then there are other times that we find ourselves crying out to God, saying, “help me.”
I think of many times through my lifetime where such occasions occurred. When I was around 14 years old I was dropped off by my dad at a neighborhood fishing lake, which happened to be about a half of a mile through the woods.
The fish were biting really good that day but off in the distance was the roar of thunder. Because of the great fishing, I waited a little longer than I should have.
I looked up and there were rolling dark clouds and they were moving fast, with a lighting strike occurring every few seconds. I grabbed my tackle box and fishing pole and took off running with the only good news being that I could see where I was going.
I had never been or still have never been caught in such a horrible storm. It was during a time like this that I was approaching the very throne of God asking the Lord to save my life.
Well, the good news is that I am here to tell you about it.
The truth of the matter is that things don’t always turn out the way we want them to. But another truth is – and the point I am trying to make today is –the ears of the Lord are always listening when we pray.
We can rest assured as followers of his Son Jesus Christ that all things will work out for our good and his glory if we trust in him.