Approach Him with Confidence

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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.
Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

Being sure of something.  Without doubt.  How does an insecure girl like me approach God with confidence?

She doesn’t.

In my time of need, I’m more tempted to run and hide.  I’m scared if I share the not-so-nice thoughts in my mind (temptations, frustrations, hurts), God will be disappointed.  And if he’s disappointed, He might punish me.  Can you relate?

It’s so silly isn’t it?  Like God doesn’t already know every thought in our minds.  So how do we approach God with confidence?

Stop hiding and start seeking.

Seek to know Him so we can be sure of Him.  Seek to trust Him so we have no doubts of Him.

The Bible says He “understands our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15).  He’s been there, done that.  Jesus faced similar issues as us and overcame them.  He uses those experiences to help us in our time of need.

And when we share those not-so-nice thoughts with Him, will we see his disappointment?  Will we receive His punishment?  No.  Even though we might deserve that, we will instead receive His mercy.

Crazy isn’t it?

So what are we waiting for?  Let’s approach Him with confidence.

Confident that He will hear our prayers:

“Answer me when I call to you,
O God who declares me innocent.
Free me from my troubles.
Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.”
Psalm 4:1 (NLT)

Confident that He will protect us:

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy!
I look to you for protection.
I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings
until the danger passes by.
Psalm 57:1(NLT)

Now it’s your turn:  How do you approach God with confidence?

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