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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
You ask him. No, you ask him. I’m not gonna ask him. Why can’t you just ask him? If it’s so easy, then you just ask him. Fine, I’ll just ask him. This is the round and around that most children go through when they want to ask someone in authority for something. They go back and forth about who should do the asking until one of them gets up the nerve to walk over and make the big request. It doesn’t matter if the request is for ice cream money or just to go somewhere special, the song and dance is still the same. Unless one of the kids is asking their parents. Then they will stroll boldly up to them and ask for what they want.
Our confidence in asking for something often depends on our relationship with the person that we are asking and what we are asking for. When you are asking someone that you know well, you are more willing to ask because you know them well. You know their character. You know their capabilities. You know their willingness to help you. So you are more willing to ask them without hesitation. By contrast, people that you don’t know well you are less willing to ask for things. You don’t know them well and are not sure what may happen. So you may not ask them or you come to them with fear and doubt when asking.
Friends, how do you approach God when you need something? Do you approach him as if he is someone who you don’t know and are not sure how they will respond or do you approach him like a parent who you are close to and know you can ask for anything? How you view God and your relationship with him will influence how you approach him. When you become a believer you become a child of God. That means that you have access to him, and a relationship with him. So approach your father with confidence knowing that you will receive grace and help with whatever you need.