Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
That is not a rare occasion. That is not an infrequent event. What is not a rare occasion or infrequent event? I am in need quite often. My being in need is not a rare occasion or infrequent event. It is a little odd to hear you say that. It is a little strange that you are making that confession. Well, I am making a true statement. Yes, you are, there is no doubt that. What then is odd or strange about what I have said? You seldom ask for my help. You rarely make your needs know to me. You struggle and strive to solve your own problems. You try your best to meet your own needs. Based on how often you ask for my help, one might think that you are rarely in need. So, what is odd, is that you realize, at least to some degree, how often you are in need. Yet, you seldom ask for my help. But the truth of the matter is that you don’t fully realize how desperately you need my help. You don’t completely understand how deeply you are in need. I’m willing to learn. I am ready to listen. I want your help. That’s good.
What do you want me to do? Come to me. Rely on me. Pour your heart out to me. Make your wants and needs known to me. Confidently and expectantly pray to me. Live in an intimate relationship with me. Make it your daily pattern and practice to ask for my help. Let me hear and answer your prayers. Stop relying on yourself. Stop struggling and striving to meet your own needs and solve your own problems. Ask for and receive all that I have for you. Know that I am with you to help you. I will help you in your time of need. I will hear and answer your prayers. Know that my answers to your prayers will be far different and far better than you could hope for or even imagine. Trust me. How does this sound to you? Will you do what I am asking of you? This sounds fantastic. This sounds great. I will do what you are asking of me. I will make my needs known to you. I will allow you to help me when I am in need, which is every day. How does this sound to you? This will be very good. I will help you when you are in need. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, thank you for being my great high priest. You made it so I can confidently approach the throne of grace to ask for what I need. Strengthen me when I am weak. Supply what is lacking. Help me to hold on to the faith I have in you. Use me for your glory. Amen
Key Question… How are you making it your pattern and practice ask God for help with what you need?
Living It Out… Make it your daily pattern and practice to ask God for His help.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you can confidently ask God for help when you are in need.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has helped you when you were in great need.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you approach God with confidence knowing that you will receive help in your time of need.
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