“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
Some people have a naturally bold approach to life, others, have a more timid nature and therefore, frequently miss out on the gems and surprises along life’s path. For instance, if one is looking for a new job and an offer presents itself, a bold person will jump at it with gusto, without a thought that they may not be qualified or may ultimately be rejected. A timid person, on the other hand, will think of all the reasons why they should not apply for the job, “They won’t want me…I’m not good enough (smart enough, young enough, proficient enough).” The same can be true of our approach to the Bible and prayer.
When it comes to God and his Word, we are to come boldly before him; perfect people need not apply. God’s Word is for everyone, at all times, for all reasons. Don’t disqualify yourself from approaching the throne of grace, and don’t be timid. Remember that Christ came for sinners (that’s you and I); as a matter of fact, Christ himself said that he came not for the healthy, but for the sick, those in need of forgiveness, mercy, grace, and healing.
“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.'” Luke 5:31-32 (NKJV)
Open your Bible, bow your head, lift your eyes, bend at the knee…and come boldly before the throne of God! He is waiting to meet you there.