Do you remember coming into the kitchen as a child, hungry and looking for breakfast? If you had a positive growing up experience like I did, you never went away still hungry. Mom or Dad would have made sure there was ample supply for whatever hunger needs the family might have.
This morning as light began to shine through the curtains after a night of not a lot of sleep, I began thinking of the throne room of grace and how much I needed grace for the day ahead.
Through the Old and New Testament we are told we can expect suffering and difficult things in life, but we are promised that Jesus will never leave or forsake us and that the grace of God is enough to bring us through any situation victoriously.
Sometimes I’m too busy thinking of how I want the situation to change to think of coming into the throne room of grace for what I need to overcome in my circumstance.
[Jesus] understands our weakness, for He faced the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of grace where we will receive His mercy and find grace to help us when we are in need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Grace. Mercy. Wisdom. These are all readily available for us as children of God. Like a child, coming for breakfast, we don’t have to wonder if we will go away empty from the throne of grace and our Heavenly Father.
I am learning grace is not something I should ever walk without. When I am frustrated, grace gives perspective. When I am worried, it ushers in the presence of peace. When I am weary, grace enables me to finish well.
We are saved by grace, and we can only finish well by grace. Perhaps as children of God, we have not fully realized or received the power available to us in the grace of God.
For the sin of Adam caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)
“All who receive it.” I need to remember to come to the throne, to extend my hands, and receive grace more often and with bold expectancy when I wake up and through my day. Those things that continually trip me up, are vanquished when grace is added.
What do you require grace for today? This week? How often do you ask for the grace to do well what is before you? If you are like me – not often enough.
I echo Paul in my prayer for you as you enter the throne room this week:
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.