Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. [Hebrews 4:16 NIV]
I love that God's throne is called grace and not judgment. Surely such a place is one that I can approach with confidence. Yet many in the world, religious and non-religious, believe God to be a deity that seeks to judge us. Thoughts of mercy and grace seem far from their image of God.
Recently I have been thinking that grace is simply another word for help. Or compassion. When I think about the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of grace, I am convinced that He has been called to come along side of me to help me. This is the God in whom I trust and believe in.
So you see, grace is something real to me. Not an abstract belief that I have unmerited favor but an expression of God's willingness to help me. Grace is a throne that I can come to when I am at my worst. Grace embodies a friend who will never reject me. A Lord that I can always trust.
Dear Spirit of Grace. Cultivate more grace in me. Help me to reflect the grace that I see in you.
... this devotion is part of the z2a bible words series.