Grace to Help Us

Grace to Help Us


Hebrews 4:15-16 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.


I don’t know about you, but Hebrews 4:15-16 has literally saved my life more times than I can count. I am talking about my whole mental state of mind. It took a while for me to really reap the benefits of it though. You see, it takes faith to accept it just as it is written.


This well-known scripture is often quoted by every denomination that uses the bible as their guide for Christian living. These are the verses that aid us against the mental anguish that we experience every time we mess up. And yet, sometimes our mess-ups seem to extend beyond receiving such grace. The guilt that we carry was the penalty for our bad decision or wrong action. We don’t seek grace because we are convinced that we didn’t deserve it. We didn’t think we deserved it because we weren't sure how soon it would be until we messed up again.


But the text says “This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin”.


Isn’t this good news?! Someone who truly understands our weaknesses. I don’t know about you, but I know what my weaknesses are, and many times I don’t understand them. I don’t understand why I am not stronger in certain areas than I am. I don’t understand how something that I should have control over tends to have control over me. And every time it gets the better of me, it costs me my peace. It costs me sleepless nights and unproductive days. But it shouldn’t! The Father has provided a remedy for my mess-ups!!


Look at the word of the Lord in Hebrews 4:16 - 16) So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.


These are shouting words! Regardless of how often we mess up or how big the mess is, the invitation remains the same. LET US COME BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF GRACE OF OUR GRACIOUS GOD!!! No tiptoeing in shame. No coming with our heads bowed down in shame. No fear of punishment or rejection. We are going to the One who understands; the One who has faced all the same tests like the ones we have failed…again. And yet, He beckons us to come and receive His mercy!!! He offers us His pity; His compassion and kindness. The very thing that we need but don’t deserve. The very thing that we sometimes struggle to receive because we have judged ourselves so harshly that if we received punishment instead, we would humbly accept it.