"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16
IN JESUS TODAY!
The last thing that Jesus might expect from us is that we are afraid to come to him when we have a need. He never wants us to fear him, he understands all of our trouble, because he has been through it before, as it is written, "For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4:15 Because Jesus understands our troubles and deeply cares for us, we can safely go to him, he will not chasten us for coming, he will not laugh at us for coming, nor will he think that we are ignorant or lacking in wisdom when we come to him asking. Instead Jesus is very pleased when we come to him asking for mercy and grace in our times of need, because it tells him that we need him. Come to Jesus and ask, this is repeated many times throughout the Bible! Through Jesus we have been given access to God's mercy and grace, as it is written, "For through him we both have access by one spirit unto the Father." Ephesians 2:18 We have access to God because we believe in Jesus and have accepted Jesus into our hearts, thereby becoming God's children through faith in his Son. Now that we are God's children through faith, we are very important to him, and should never be afraid to come to him asking, as we read, "Now therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God." Ephesians 2:19 As parents it is the same, we would never desire that our children are afraid of us, so afraid that they will not ask for help!
So now we come boldly! Having no fear, but being filled with faith, because Jesus has given us access to the Creator of all of Heaven and Earth! By the way, we will be coming to the throne of grace! The throne of grace is not the throne of judgement, of persecution or punishment, nor is it the throne of laughter! It is God's throne of grace, where there is help for us in our time of need! We can go to God for help at any time, any hour, or any day, at all times God is available to answer our request. In our times of need we can go to God without fear, because he loves us!