The Throne of Grace

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Many Christians struggle with sin and even question whether God loves them because of how they continually slip up.  Christians have feelings of guilt, both over sins in their past and sins that they have committed since they’ve become a Christian.

Sin is never good.  Sins of the past may still carry consequences whether it involved breaking the law or resulted in an unplanned child.  The sins of a Christian damage our relationship with God.

But God forgives all sin.  In God’s eyes, once we have asked forgiveness, the sin is erased once and for all.  What matters is what we do from now on.

This is why the author of Hebrews tells us to approach the throne of grace with confidence.  God does not delight in breaking us or causing us to come sobbing to Him at the end of our rope.  Instead he wants us to come to Him in confidence, knowing that He loves us and will forgive us no matter what we’ve done.

This isn’t a license to sin.  There are always consequences for our sin.  But there are open arms waiting to embrace us when we come to the Lord and admit when we’ve slipped up.  God loves us and nothing can stop that.

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