One day I was reading in Hebrews chapter four, and in verse sixteen it says "to come boldly to the throne of grace and receive mercy."
Think about the people in your life that you "approach boldly." Who are the people you know you can talk to? Your spouse or loved one? A close friend or maybe your child? Someone you know accepts you? Who do you approach cautiously? Someone you don't know or maybe someone you had a conflict with; someone you aren't really sure about?
How many times do people shrink back or hide from God because they aren't sure if He accepts them? Maybe they have guilt, condemnation or fear. They have a misconception about how God views them, and it affects their relationship with Him. It's just like Adam and Eve way back in the very beginning. They sinned and hid from God. (As if you can really hide from God.) But God doesn't want us to hide from Him; He wants us to come boldly to Him so He can give us His mercy. He's saying today, "I don't care what you've done, come to Me. Let Me make you whole and new again."
Remember, it doesn't matter how many times you've made a mistake; it doesn't matter how many times you've blown it, God is always ready to receive you with open, loving arms. In fact, He's already forgiven you for anything you've done in the past and anything you will do in the future. Have confidence in His love, come boldly, and receive His grace and mercy today!
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