Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need
The first two verses in Romans 5 celebrate our access into the Presence of God: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. It is through our faith in Jesus Christ that we have the right to approach His throne of grace with confidence to receive mercy.
(Hebrews 4:16) Having laid the foundation for justification by faith, Paul writes that we can access the grace of God and His powerful Presence where God’s love, peace, and hope are poured out on us. The God of all creation desires to have a personal, intimate relationship with us and has provided a way for us to enter in through His Son. I am utterly amazed at the love of God the Father who seeks to lavish His children with the promise of peace, joy, goodness, and love! How great is such a love!
As a child when I had been disobedient, my mother told me that she would tell my father what I had done when he got home. Although I feared that he would be angry with me, I always knew that whether I had been good or bad, I could always approach him and find a place of mercy. Although there would be consequences to my behavior, I could approach him with confidence knowing he would still love me. Our Father in heaven has given us access to His throne of grace. Do you have the confidence to approach him knowing you will receive His grace and mercy?
Thank you that I have direct access to Your throne room. I long to approach Your throne with confidence, but sometimes I am fearful of Your anger or disapproval. Help me believe Your Word that when I approach You, You will always receive me with undeserved mercy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen