In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
April 16, 2008 - The Throne of Grace - Revelation 20:11
Welcome to the In Touch Devotional.
We know we’ll encounter trials in our lifetime, such as the death of a loved one, relationship conflict, or financial stress. Where do we go for comfort and help during these times? The Lord provides us with the perfect place to turn.
Hebrews chapter 4:16 tells us to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Some people avoid coming before the throne of God. They associate it with condemnation. Isaiah chapter 6:4-6 says while the place where He abides is holy, it’s also full of His love, grace, and mercy.
We have access to God’s throne because of our salvation. Once we accept Jesus’ death as forgiveness for our sin, the heavenly Father sees us as righteous. This is why Christians can confidently draw near to Him to find love and acceptance.
The Lord delights when His children approach Him. We can expect divine grace and mercy to aid us in our difficulty. God gives us blessings and help we don’t deserve through grace. He does this while keeping us from punishment we do deserve. His answer to our cry may not be exactly what we expect or hope. But, just as a loving dad would do for his child, our Father knows what we really need and will act in our best interest. The Lord is trustworthy.
When trouble comes, remember to turn to the One who understands your need and is able to help. With reverence and confidence, approach the throne of grace.
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