Monday, August 11, 2014

Throne of Grace

In my #shereadstruth devotional this morning, we are studying the book of Hebrews, which opens us up to who Jesus was & still is. We all typically know the "basics" which is that Jesus was here, didn't sin, & was crucified for our sins so we now we can have an intimate relationship with him, but who is this Jesus? What is this intimate relationship he craves to have with us?   " 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 4:16) Throne of grace, this name for Jesus makes me have hope & see Jesus as such a safe, comforting place to be. Somewhere & someone I want to draw near to..  Jesus extends grace to us, he knows us fully. " 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." ( Hebrews 4:15) Jesus is the son of God, but he also was here on this Earth before. He was tempted by anger, worry, lust, substances, & so on. He cried out to the father in prayer because he needed him, just like us. " Although he was a son he learned obedience through what he suffered." ( Hebrews 5:8) Jesus suffered much pain & temptation, it was hard to not give in even through he was the son. He learned through drawing near to his Father. I feel like so many people, including myself, feel like Jesus doesn't understand or that he doesn't want to hear our tears or our sob story. I actually feel bad when I breakdown in front of Jesus because I don't want to him to feel like I just am unhappy with how my life is going. The truth is, he knows our hearts, our thoughts, & our futures. He wants to help, he loves us with a love we will never be able to even comprehend.  Tell him, cry it out to him. He loves you. forever. no matter what. He wants to extend his grace to your hearts, you just have to ask him. You have an invitation to the throne of grace.

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