Sunday, September 25, 2011

Come Boldly To the Throne of Grace

We live in a world of uncertainty and wonderment. Things can happen in a moment that can change the course of our lives. The choices of others can seem to crash our life pulling all hope and peace out from under us like a rug. Have you ever been in a situation like that? One that makes you question your faith in God, your spouse, your children, or the perfect will of God for your life. It is times like these when the enemy of our soul seeks to crush us and cause us to give in to disappointment and a spirit of giving up. These times produce overwhelming feelings and emotions that leave us finding it hard to function properly.

There are so many verses that could be used to express help, but the first one that comes to mind for me is,

Hebrews 4:16

16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Come Boldly

First the Lord wants us to realize that we have access to walk into His presence. What an awesome thought! With all of our problems the God of the universe is still willing to give us an audience right in the very throne room. We walk in...throw ourselves in His arms and He holds us close. He has time for us...and He cares about our situation. Boldness means confidence that we are allowed in...confidence that He cares....confidence that He has a solution. God knows our state of mind and what it will take to build faith within us. This is why it is so important for us to be willing to come to the throne room even when every instinct is telling us to run for cover.

The Choice when the Crisis hits the lowest spot

Remember Jairus, the leader of the synagogue, whose daughter was dying. He went to ask Jesus to come heal her...and Jesus was on his way to his house. Things were looking up, until a little woman with a sickness reached through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus' garment. She was instantly healed and any other day Jairus would have rejoiced but this day was different. He didn't have time for a delay. Hurry he thought ...just hurry! "Don't bother the teacher anymore messengers came and told Jairus...the girl has died" Imagine the hopelessness that those words brought to Jairus, the disappointment and the questions. Yet Jesus spoke afterward... “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” Luke 8:50 What would Jairus do? Would he continue to lead Jesus to his home even with the message of woe or would he retreat alone to face his sorrow?

The Throne Room holds His presence and our answer

Jesus cleared Jairus' house of everyone except Jairus , his wife and a few disciples. "Little girl...rise" The life of this family was changed as they allowed Jesus into their house. His presence is still the same today. He changes things. His plan is not always what we would think..but His presence will leave us changed for the better. He really does have our answer.