In Our Time Of Need

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - The Sacramental Life - Day 347 - Hebrews 4-14-16 - In Our Time Of Need - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Sacramental Life – Day 347 – Hebrews 4-14-16 – In Our Time Of Need – Growing As Disciples

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)  

Time Of Need

I know you. I love you. I came into this world for you. I am on your side. I am in favor of you. Do not be self-reliant. Do not be self-sufficient. Do not think that you don’t want or need my help. That would be foolish. That would be prideful. That would be a tragic mistake. Don’t I know that well? How so? Haven’t I suffered greatly when I have relied solely on myself? You tell me. When I have relied on myself, I have made mistakes, taken missteps, and sinned against you and others. When I have been self-reliant and self-sufficient, I have not received the help that you are so willing to give me. When I have not received the help, you wanted to give me, I have become discouraged, depressed, and defeated. This is not the life that you want me to live. What kind of life do I want you to live? You want me to draw near to you. You want me to live in an intimate relationship with you. You want me to walk through life with you. You want me to confidently approach your throne of grace to receive the mercy and grace that you are so willing to give me in my time of need. Yes, I do.

How would you define your time of need? I’m not sure what you are asking of me. Is your time of need rare? Does your time of need come quite infrequently? When do you need my help? When will you ask me for what you want and need? Don’t answer me yet. I have more questions to ask you. I’m listening. When do you need my guidance? When do you need my instruction? When do you need my comfort and encouragement? When do you need my power and strength? When do you need my forgiveness and cleansing? I see where you are headed with all these questions. Where am I headed? You are showing me that I need your help all the time. There is not a day, or moment, or even a second that I don’t need your help. That is true. Will you confidently approach my throne of grace to ask me for what you need? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. 

Lord, I will not attempt to be self-reliant or self-sufficient. I have plenty of weaknesses that you know and understand. I will rely on you. I will ask for your help. Thank you that I can confidently approach you and receive mercy and grace when I need it most. Amen 

Key Question…  Why would it be a prideful and foolish mistake to be self-reliant and self-sufficient?

Living It Out…  Confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace in your time of need.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord understands your weakness and will come to your aid when you ask Him for help.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are approaching the throne of grace to ask for help.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you confidently ask the Lord for help in your time of need.

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Help Us In Our Time Of Need

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 327 - Hebrews 4:14-16 - Help Us In Our Time Of Need - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 327 – Hebrews 4:14-16 – Help Us In Our Time Of Need – Growing As Disciples

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)

In Need

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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With Confidence

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 264 - Hebrews 4:14-16 - With Confidence - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 264 – Hebrews 4:14-16 – With Confidence – Growing As Disciples

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)

Confidently

This is going to take some getting used to. What is going to take some getting used to? It is going to take some time getting used to the idea that I can confidently and boldly make my needs known to you. Why is that? I’m not sure. But I will tell you this, I have been more likely to make my needs weakly and timidly known to you than boldly and confidently. That’s not good. I know. Why would you timidly and weakly make your needs known to me? Have you not heard?  I have extended my grace and mercy to you. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for you. Do you need proof? Must I convince you? What would it take for me to prove my love to you? What would convince you that it would be my pleasure and joy to help you at all times, and especially when you are in great need? I know, if I sent my one and only Son to die a painful death on the cross as payment for your sins, then you would know how much I love and care for you. Well, you already did that. Yes, I did. You have no need to prove your love for me. I know that you celebrated in heaven on the day that I surrendered my life to you. I know that you are for me. I know that you are kind and loving and gracious towards me. I know that you are on my side. You are my Heavenly Father. I am your child. You adopted me into your family. You made me your own. Yes, I did. You love and care for me beyond any words that I could possibly express. Yes, I do.

So, how will you respond to my love for you? I will draw near to you. I will live in an intimate relationship with you. I will live my life in a constant and ongoing dialogue of prayer with you. I will continually make my needs known to you. I will listen to your voice. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do what you ask of me. I will hold on to you as you hold on to me through this journey of life and faith you are leading on. That will be very good. 

Lord, thank you for making the way to God open to me. You broke down all the barriers that separated me from Him. Thank you for understanding and sympathizing with all my weaknesses. Thank you also for extending grace and mercy to help me in my need. Amen

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