“We ask too much of ourselves to trust a stranger.” Carolyn Custis James, When Life and Beliefs Collide
Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.I John 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Ephesians 3:12 In him (Jesus) and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.Romans 5:2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
It’s this last part on which I have needed to meditate of late. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus has made the way for me to have access to God’s throne. And I am to draw near to the throne with confidence because I am in utter, desperate need of the mercy and grace that I can find only there. I need to take better advantage of this access to God!