Wednesday, December 6, 2017

We have a God who understands

We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all - all but the sin. Hebrews 4:15 The Message

We have a God who understands what life is like for us, the good times and the challenging times ....

For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to understand and sympathise and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. Hebrews 4:15 AMP

We have a God who understands that we have weaknesses. He always knew we would have weaknesses. So He, in His love for us, provided a solution to fill that gap ...

'For My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP

Not our strength. Not our power.

'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

His strength. His power. His Spirit. His Spirit lives in us.

But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. Romans 8:9 AMP

We need to yield, and let God show His strength and His power by His Spirit. 

So whatever the weakness, infirmities or temptations we are experiencing in our lives right now, we need to follow these instructions ....

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favour to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time and every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. Hebrews 4:16

Take a moment to see yourself walking fearlessly, confidently and boldly to the throne of grace. We have permission to do this, not because of anything we have done, but only because of what Jesus has done for us. Jesus has made a way for you and me to return to God. He understands that we need grace and mercy, every day. Thank you Jesus. 

So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. Hebrews 4:16 The Message

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