How to Approach God Boldly [Hebrews 4:16 Daily Devotional]
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”– Hebrews 4:16
The writer of Hebrews is encouraging us to be bold in God’s presence. Through Jesus, we now have direct access to God to ask what we want to ask. That should give us the confidence we need to ask for the help we need when we’re in trouble.
There’s a thin line between being rude and being bold, so it’s important to know how to straddle that line, especially with God. We don’t want to be ungrateful, but at the same time, God allows us to speak directly to him. That alone should be enough permission for us to speak to him boldly about what we need.
Now let’s talk about how to approach God boldly. Since we have the permission and access to do so, the only thing we need to do is actually do it. The primary way we can do this is in prayer. God knows what you need, but he wants to hear it from you. Use the access you have through Jesus to ask for the things you need.
Don’t ask for these things as someone who has been defeated but as someone who is a child of the king. There’s an attitude difference in those. Someone who is defeated has no confidence in what they’re saying and won’t speak with any sort of conviction. A child of the king would ask knowing that their father would do anything to give them what they need.
Father, thank you for allowing me to approach your throne. I ask that you would give me the courage to ask for the things I truly need. May I ask not as a person who has experienced defeat, but as a confident child of the Lord. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.