“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Every one of us needs help. We are not God. We have needs. We have weaknesses. We have confusion. We have limitations of all kinds. We need help.
But every one of us has something else: we have sins. And therefore at the bottom of our hearts we know that we do not deserve the help we need. And so
we feel trapped. So what can we do? We can try to deny it all and be a superhuman who doesn’t need any help. Or we can try to drown it all and throw our lives into a pool of sensual pleasures. Or we can simply give way to the paralysis of despair. But the word of God declares that we have another option; Jesus Christ through His office of High Priest shatters that despair with hope and to rescue us. Because we have a great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace, and the help we get at that throne is mercy and grace to help in time of need. Let us draw near with confidence. You are not trapped. Who the Son sets free, is free indeed!