Walking Boldly Towards Grace
Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need.
This verse has always been one of my favorites, but I've often wondered how we can approach God boldly when we've sinned. After all, isn't sin a barrier between us and God?
The answer, I believe, lies in understanding the nature of God's grace. When we come to God in humility and repentance, acknowledging our sins and asking for forgiveness, we can approach Him boldly because we know He is merciful and gracious. We don't have to be afraid or ashamed because God knows our hearts and is eager to forgive us.
Years ago, I was reminded of this truth when I lied to someone and immediately felt guilty. I stopped and prayed, asking God to forgive me for my sin. At that moment, I felt the love of the Holy Spirit wash over me, and I knew that God had forgiven me. This experience taught me that God doesn't want us to walk around with a weight tied around our necks. Instead, He wants us to come to Him honestly and humbly, trusting in His love and grace.
Of course, approaching God this way doesn't mean we should be flippant or disrespectful. On the contrary, we should always approach God with reverence and awe, acknowledging His holiness and our unworthiness. But even in our weakness and sin, we can come to God boldly, knowing He is eager to forgive us and restore us to fellowship with Him.
God is always at work in our lives, transforming us and making us holy. When we come to Him in repentance, He forgives our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. This is the heart of God's grace, and it's something that we can always rely on, no matter how far we may have strayed from Him. So let us come boldly to the throne of grace, knowing that we will find mercy and grace in our time of need.
He is: Jehovah M’Kaddish
The Lord Who Sanctifies