“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. 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.” – Hebrews 4:15-16
“We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all – all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is ready to give. Take mercy, accept the help.” (The Message)
God knows our struggles, individually, personally, and is at the ready to forgive us, renew us, and grant us strength to press on toward the prize of our heavenly home with Him.
What a remarkable reminder of the reality of our Redeemer! All that we face, He has already overcome. There is nothing on heaven nor on earth, that can separate us from His mercy and grace that He provides, because His love for us is far greater than our fears and failures. He longs to love us back to life when we feel lost and alone. When guilt grabs a hold of our heart, He is there, ready to command its release and remind us that we have been redeemed and made new by the blood He shed on the cross. On the cross at Calvary, He conquered it all!
There is nothing that can separate us from Him. Therefore, we are to run to Him for our every need, and ought to acknowledge Him with gratitude for His loving grace that He so generously grants.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that there is nothing that we will ever face – no trial nor temptation, that You have not already come against and conquered. Forgive us for foregoing Your grace, holding hurts, and allowing past sins to haunt us. Teach us Lord, to confidently come and climb into Your lap and allow You to carry all that we are combating. May we freely receive all that You have to offer, so that we, in turn, may freely give. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present