Devotionals Archive

The Father’s Provisions

Aug 20, 2021

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16

Nothing grips our hearts more quickly than the cries of children. When they are hurting, you will do anything to comfort
them. You will extract the smallest of splinters from their tiny fingers, and at the same time distract them with silly stories. You will kiss their
scraped elbows and bandage their skinned knees, all the while offering words of comfort.

Yet, what about the times they are hurt but will not let you help them? They do not want you to remove the splinter because they are afraid it will be
too painful. They do not understand that, while cleaning the wound may cause some discomfort, it is much less painful than letting it get infected.
You have the means to help them if they will just let you.

How often have we approached our Heavenly Father this way? Do we pray to Him for strength to carry our burdens, when He has offered to take them from us
completely? Has He pointed out things in our lives that He wants to free us from, but we think letting go will cause us too much pain? Do we feel that
because we have failed, we cannot ask for help?

The Lord would have us take a firm hold on the provisions He has set up for us. His Word instructs us to “come boldly unto the throne of grace.” At our
request, He will cover us with His love and mercy, erasing the pain of the past. If we will let it, His power will move through our lives in ways we
cannot even imagine. If we will but ask, His grace will sustain us through the toughest of circumstances.

The Lord’s plan for our lives comes with ready-made provisions. The Lord has the means to meet our every need, no matter how big or small it seems. Let
us pray the Lord will give us courage to boldly approach His throne of grace, to enter into His storehouse of bounty, and to obtain all the provisions
He has for us. He wants to help us, if we will just ask and then let Him do it.