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In Touch 4-8-05

  • 2005 Apr 08

In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Friday April 8, 2005

Where to Go When in Need

Hebrews 4:13-16


When sadness, depression, or loneliness assails us, we may feel that there’s nowhere to turn. But God clearly tells us where to go when we’re in need—straight to His throne of grace.


The prophet Isaiah’s vision of this place is so overwhelming that he cries out, “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty” (Isaiah 6:5 niv).

This throne room is a holy place full of God’s glory, power, and radiant majesty from which He rules over the whole universe. We may feel unworthy like Isaiah, but God extends His great mercy and love to us from His throne, taking away our sin.


We have access to God’s throne of grace when we give our lives to Him through Christ. As we cry out to Jesus to save us because we know we can’t save ourselves, the door of heaven swings wide open, and we are ushered into the throne room. We are welcomed because Jesus is our intercessor—He gives us access to the God of all creation.

Because He walked where we walk, He sympathizes with our weaknesses. Jesus was tempted just as we are but remained sinless and one with the Father, inviting us to follow in His steps. His death and resurrection make it possible for us to receive mercy and grace at all times. So, rather than sitting alone in our pain, outside this wonderful place where we’re always welcome, we should run through the open doors, into the presence of our Father.



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