Today has been one of those days…you know what I mean? The days where everything you touch breaks…then you spill your breakfast on your shirt… You know the kind of day I’m referring to right?
My morning started great. My time with the Lord had me on my feet praising Jesus early this morning. Nothing could bring me down. Then I was sitting at my desk thinking about writing a blog during a break, when suddenly I felt a migraine headache coming on. The first thing that happens is I lose my vision for about an hour. I went and sat in a dark room in the back of office, praying and asking God to touch my head and help this headache to move on quickly.
One of my devotion books took me to Hebrews 4 this morning. I’m going to quote this to you from The Message, sometimes the way the writer worded the scriptures helps bring them to life for me.
We don’t have a High Priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all- all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.
Our God wants us to come to Him with every need we have. Isn’t that awesome? He wants me to bring my migraine headache to Him, and let Him take care of me. When His Word tells us to bring every need to His throne of grace, it is saying EVERY need. There is nothing too big or too small for God. He wants us to talk to Him about it all.
As I sat in the back office with my head down on the desk, I began to talk to God about the things on my heart. Probably the things that led to that headache. I sat there peacefully talking to God, not after the headache had passed, but in my moment of weakness. You see that’s when we need to call on His name, right in the middle of our need. Because I know He is waiting to meet my need, it’s silly for me to bend beneath the load when I could just lay it down from the beginning right?
So do you believe He is enough for your every need? Do you believe He has all the grace you will ever need?
God is longing for you and I to bring every need we have to Him. So many times we think we have to carry the load all alone. Oh if you could see, before the weight becomes so heavy you are crumbling beneath it, you need to talk to your Heavenly Father and let Him bear your load.
The verse above tells us our High Priest has walked where we have walked. When Jesus walked on this earth He experienced how it feels to hurt…He knows not only where I am, but He experienced pain too while He was walking on this earth.
A few years back my family and I went to Disney. I took a backpack full of snacks and water to have during the day while we were in line to snack on and to save on money. I was so happy with this great idea, until I realized how heavy the backpack was when I put it on. Every time we stopped or got in a line, the first thing I would do was take the backpack off my back and lay it down. It was sooo heavy!
Maybe today you need to set your backpack down, and let Jesus carry your load.
I love verse 16, Let us approach God’s throne of GRACE with confidence…
This means because I know God is for me, because I know His grace is sufficient for my every need, because I know my hope is in Him and Him alone, because I know He will meet my every need, when I do have a need, I go running to Him immediately, because I know at His feet He will pour His mercy and grace over me, and meet my need.
Christ and Christ alone is all we need!
I love the song FOREVER REIGN
Oh I’m running to Your arms, I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love will always be enough…
You are here, You are here in Your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God of all else I’m letting go…
Is there something on your heart today you need to talk to God about? Are you carrying a heavy load you need to lay at His feet?
Take off running right now to His arms! My friends how much more joyful our days can be knowing we don’t have to carry our stuff around!
May I encourage you that He is smiling, waiting, and ready to meet your need. I can just picture Him eagerly listening as I share with Him my needs, and how He lovingly places His arms of love on my shoulders, and without hesitation He lavishes His grace on me. Isn’t that a beautiful picture of the grace of our Lord?
Well my head is feeling much better, because Jesus touched me, the moment I asked Him to! My heart is joyful because I know for every need I have, I can run to His throne boldly, knowing He is all I need!
This song I’m attaching I’ve gone around singing all morning! I joke a lot about the only thing I need in this life is Sonic sweet tea, but really the only thing I need in this life, is Jesus!
See you back here next week friends.
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