“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.” Hebrews 4: 16 NLT
Children have confidence and honesty that is delightful. They know what they want and how to get it - just observe a child in a supermarket checkout. “Mommy, mommy can I have this or can I have that?” Children know that mommies or daddies have the answer to all their needs. With that confidence, children simply ask.
Just like a child, God desires that I come with all my needs and desires. According to the above verse, I can confidently approach my heavenly father. Like a child, I simply ask with boldness for my daily needs. However, this boldness requires frankness and confidence: that children naturally possess. Do I have that confidence and boldness like a little child? Do I know that God is gracious? Is His grace sufficient for my overwhelming need? If so, like a little child, I ask my heavenly father to meet that need. Yes, with confidence, I ask for grace, mercy and the victory from those overpowering sins. He has the power to deliver. Why? Because this verse says that "There I will receive (not maybe but receive) his mercy, and I will find grace to help me when I need it.”
God knows before hand what I need. When I confidently ask for help, I humble myself by admitting that I’m helpless. Helpless to overcome anger or bitterness or a new job or wayward children, God already provides the grace to overcome. The only action that pleases, God is my coming. Come! Come now! Humble yourself like a little child and voice that need to Jesus. Don’t hesitate, God is powerful. Come now, and receive your answer by simply asking.