Utmost Confidence

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 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 4:15-16

Jesus knows.

Jesus, who is God, the Creator of ALL things, understands.

Your weakness has sympathy with God.

Instead of shaming us, He understands.

He understands because He was human, walking our world, tempted with this and that.

Yet He did not sin.

Ever.

Having God literally sympathize with us for our weaknesses, is incredible.

Unique.

Precious.

But there’s more.

His understanding comes with a bonus, His strength.

When we are weak, God wants us to ask Him for help, because He actually will.

Do we deserve it?

Nope.

But Hebrews reminds us we must approach the undeserved throne of grace with confidence.

Instead of pointing His finger, condemning us while we are down, He opens His grace filled arms, waiting with armfuls of mercy.

Recognize your need for Him.

Repent for trying life within yourself alone.

Ask Him to fill you instead with Himself – His mercy and grace.

And purpose to try again, choosing to act within His strength alone, absent of yourself.

Yes, we will continue messing up, because we are sinful.

But we have God, who really knows how we feel, always sitting there, right by our side.

He’ll scoop out our crud, replacing it with His perfect self.

Almost makes me happy to be so weak!

Photos by Łukasz Rawa & Aaron Burden on Unsplash

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