Hebrews 4: 15-16 (KJV) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Sharon was going through a lot of pressure and had failed so many times, but she didn’t feel she could share her struggles with her mother because she knew her mother would judge her instead of helping her. Her mother had never lived on campus and had a very narrow fixed perspective on the way things were meant to be. Pastor Pamela was not like that. She was down to earth, had lived on the campus, and knew the struggles a young girl like Sharon faced. Sharon found victory through the help of Pastor Pamela. She could open up to her and share her fears and weaknesses, and she could be helped.

One reason we can come boldly before God’s throne of Grace is that we know that our high priest will not judge us but help us. He is human and understands our weaknesses. He knows how to help us through temptations because he Himself was tempted, but did not sin. So he knows how to guide us in his footstep so we too can walk free of the entanglement and power of sin.

God desires a personal relationship with us where we get to discuss our deepest fears and insecurities with Him (1 Peter 5:7). The reason we are to confess our sins to Him is not that it informs Him(He knows already), it is because we are in a relationship with Him, and opening up to Him helps us heal and gain wisdom and strength to overcome the next time temptation comes.

Go into today remembering that the throne of grace is meant to help us, not condemn us. We can come boldly because we have an eternal ally in Christ Jesus.

—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Bible in 1 Year: Numbers 9-12 (in today’s audio)
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