The Throne of Grace

Hebrews 4:14-16  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.  15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

The grind is the platform by which God gives us grace. Humility is the channel by which grace is administered. We now need to know the process in which we obtain grace. What does God tell us to do in order to find grace during times of need? He tells us to come “boldly” before his throne, which happens to be called “the throne of grace.” Therefore, prayer is the process by which we can find mercy and grace during our time of need.

This scripture speaks of Jesus Christ as our high priest. In other words he is our intercessor. It speaks of His character as well as His position. We need to understand that Jesus experienced everything we experienced here on this earth but did it without sin. This is amazing within itself because doing this without sin would seem like an achievement that would not offer us mercy or grace. Most of the time, when someone watches another person struggle with something they get very little mercy. We use phrases like, “I did not have a problem with this, so I do not understand why you are having a problem with it.” Thankfully, Jesus went through the grind so that he could be able to help us with our grind. Jesus does not look at us and tell us that because he did it we should be able to do it. He actually is telling us that because He went through it then He will help us go through it. It is just up to us to request his help.

Coming boldly to the throne of grace is the process we need to utilize in our most difficult times. Jesus has told us that he is not going to scold us for coming to Him during our greatest moments of exhaustion and frustration. He knows the grind and He knows how to give us grace in the grind. Scripture gives us instruction. It is the prayer closet that gives us grace and mercy. Prayer is the process and the path that places us in God’s presence. When we get before the “throne of grace”, then grace is what will be experienced.