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Verse for Today: Saturday, May 07, 2011
Hebrews 4:16 – 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.

When the child of God is faced with needs in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms of life, he or she has a place to go for help. There is full freedom and privilege to approach the throne of grace with confidence and courage because the our Lord is sitting on the throne. This throne is the source of grace and mercy according to the depth of our needs. There is grace for every need when the Lord would deal with us not according to our faults and failures. There is abundance of mercy at the throne where our merciful Lord would not give us what we deserve according to our iniquities and shortcomings. Our Lord is compassionate. He comforts us in our failures and equips us with more strength to resist temptations. He equips us to come out successfully in the tests He has designed for us. He gives us wise counsel so that we would not be trapped and lured by the enemies of our souls through deception. When we go through the valley of darkness, He will be there to give us light. When we are friendless, He will give us His companionship and fellowship. Apostle Paul received this special grace when he was in the dungeons of Roman Empire. Joseph received this grace and mercy when he was in the prison cells of Egypt. Jacob received this grace and forgiveness when he had to run away from his father’s house. Isaac received this grace when he had to keep on digging wells. Abraham received this grace and mercy when he was a sojourner in the land of Canaan. Daniel received this grace when he was serving a foreign tyrant, and even when he had to go to the lion’s den.

Dear reader, no matter what your needs are today, there is a place to go to with open hands and hearts for help. You will be treated with compassion and grace when you knock at the door of the Lord. You have the freedom to ask for your needs to be met. This throne of grace is for His children where they are dealt with compassion and mercy. It is a throne of help, support, strength, encouragement and comfort. You and I can go there any time because the one who is seated there is our Lord. The love of God demonstrated on the cross of Calvary is emanating from this throne. This is an inviting throne. It is a throne of abundance of peace of God. This is the only place which will meet our needs no matter how deep they are. You are guaranteed that you will never be rejected or resented at this throne. It is a place for counsel, help, admonition, correction, training and guidance for the journey. You will find forgiveness for all your offences there. You will be given an opportunity to start all over again no matter what your past was, and how great a failure you were. It is a place of a series of new beginnings. It is where the nail-pierced hands of the Lord will hold you close to Him and will comfort you far better than a mother would cuddle her child. Let us today use our privilege to approach this throne and drink from its fountain of grace and mercy. It is where we thank the Lord for meeting our needs and for all His help in our daily walk with Him. May this throne of our Lord make us also more graceful and merciful in all our dealings so that all whose lives we touch will enjoy the grace and mercy of our Lord.

Hebrews 3:1 – Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

Thought for Today
The Lord’s throne is a fountain of grace and mercy towards all His children in all their situations and needs.

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