THEME: CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST
Hebrews 4:16 NIV
“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.”
-We build confidence in Christ through prayer. We are called to approach the throne of grace with confidence, knowing that Christ is our Redemption, so that we may receive mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. Sometimes we go through storms and one may asks why have You forsaken me my Lord. The disciples followed Jesus and at one time they ended up right inside a storm. They panicked and thought that they would drown and die. They woke Jesus up and ask Him, don’t you care if we drown (Mark 4:35-41). Sometimes is it better to be in a storm for it makes you stronger in faith. In the middle of the storm, we know that Jesus is there for He is the Master, and He will deliver us. We may deny the challenges we are facing but the truth of the matter is that the problem could be real but the Lord we serve is Mightier. We know that nothing is impossible with the Lord and God is able to do exceedingly abundantly all that we can think of or imagine. God calls us to cast all our burdens and cares to Him for He cares for us. We need to quit looking at our delayed or adverse circumstances, and start looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. When you are feeling abandoned and alone, call upon Jehovah Shammah, who is always there. When your soul is bare and dry and you are searching for some form of satisfaction, call upon Jehovah El Elyon, for He is the Most High God and He will satisfy. When you need healing, call upon Jehovah Rapha, who is the healer. When you are going through a storm, call upon Jehovah Shalom, our Prince of peace. Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us that, we should not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present our requests to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
We come to Your throne of grace dear Jesus with confidence so that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in times of need. We call on You Jehovah Raah, for You are our Shepherd that You may lead us in the way that we should go. We call on You Jehovah Shammah, for You are always there with us for us. We call on You Jehovah El Elyon, for He is the Most High God and satisfy our souls. We call on You Jehovah Rapha, for You are our Healer. We call on You Jehovah Shalom, for You are our Prince of peace. We cast all our burdens unto You dear Jesus for You care for us. We place our prayers and petitions unto Your able hands knowing that nothing is impossible with You. We pray that You may increase in us the fire of prayer to enable us break every barrier by Your precious blood dear Jesus. We humbly ask You to intercede for us with groanings that cannot be uttered Holy Spirit. May You make a way for us even where there seems to be no way. We praise You and bless Your name now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Psalm 55:22
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