Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.
-Hebrews 4:16 (HCSB)
In most kingdoms, boldly approaching the king’s throne would be an immediate death sentence. At the very least, anyone who interrupted someone of such rank and power without invitation would be in some seriously hot water. It took guts to even speak to the king, let alone doing it with boldness.
So who could actually come nearer to a king’s throne so brazenly without fear of punishment? It’s simple: a child of the king.
According to the author of Hebrews, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, that means you may do the same in regards to your King’s throne. Just like children of royalty, you may approach your personal God anytime, anywhere about anything.
Sadly, many Christians approach God in prayer with excessive hesitancy and meekness. They are too intimidated to confidently ask God for what they need. If they do get the courage to speak to him, it’s glossed-over words and dishonest thoughts. And because of that, maybe they eventually simply avoid speaking to God altogether, for fear of shame and chastisement.
Please don’t take it the wrong way… Should there be reverence for God in your life? Absolutely! It is clear from the scripture that he is your King, after all.
But he’s also your Father. And that means because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, you have unparalleled, intimate access to God that others can only dream of!
So go to God in prayer with your questions and concerns. Go to him in celebration and adoration. Whatever is on your heart and whatever you need, just go to him! God will be there waiting, promising grace and mercy.
You too may boldly approach the throne of the King. Thanks to Jesus, you have nothing to fear.