Bible Ballistics: BBs #497 Praying In Confidence!!!
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest,
that is passed into the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest
which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted
like as we are,
yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
I love these verses, which called the original recipients to remember who had saved them, and keeps them. They were called to “hold fast” to their faith in Jesus—He whom they had professed to believe. We can take comfort in these precious verses—for they bring hope to our hearts as well.
We learn so much about our Lord Jesus in this brief section of scripture—
HE is our great high priest—
HE is our heavenly advocate—
HE is “Jesus the Son of God”—
HE was tempted in every way that we are—
HE overcame temptation and completed HIS work—
HE calls us to pursue HIS throne for help!!
Oh, what a glorious thought—we have a Savior—a Redeemer—a glorious Lord—who loves us and calls us to come to HIM with our needs. We can “come boldly” to our Lord to find mercy and grace when we are in need, and for most of us, that is almost continually. That is one beauty of the relationship that we can have with The Lord Jesus Christ! Yet while we are called to come “boldly”, it’s never to be in arrogance or presumption. Boldness means, “without hesitation or fear” not manipulation of God, for our boldness is based on ‘WHOM’ we serve not on who we are!
Prayer is a means to walk with God in continual fellowship, not a practice in “arm twisting” that many today seem to think it is. God loves us and calls us to trust Him with our lives—every issue in our lives—there is no insignificant prayer ever offered to God when it’s in faith and submission. We must remember that Jesus Himself told us how to pray, but some today seem to have forgotten this pattern.
“After this manner therefore pray ye:
which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:9-10
Our confidence is in the total sovereign care of our God—and because of that assurance we can pray with hope and true confidence, knowing that our God has us in HIS hand! You can trust to HIS care. So don’t hesitate or fear coming to God with your needs, concerns and stresses today. He is waiting to meet you at that “throne of grace”. Amen!
“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,
seeing he ever liveth
to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25