Hebrews 4:15, 16 (KJV)

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

God’s people have only one way to face life: confidently.

After all, He loves us, has saved us from eternal death, and is committed to guiding us through every moment of our life. God wants us to live confidently-but too often we allow feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness to derail our confidence.

The apostle Paul lived through horrific circumstances-rejected by his Jewish peers, stoned, abandoned for dead, ridiculed, ignored and often beaten and imprisoned for his devotion to Christ. But Paul continued to maintain a confident hope, right up to the very end.

How did he manage to do this?

When the apostle did not think he could face another day, he recalled one simple truth:

“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).

He focused on his Lord, just as Jeremiah had: “Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion, ‘says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!” (Lam. 3:23, 24).

The classic hymn Great Is Thy Faithfulness expands on this important idea.  Next time you sing it; don’t miss the wonder of it:

God is faithful and does not change (see Heb. 13:8).

In this one verse we find our reason for hope and unwavering confidence. God’s unchanging nature teaches us that even when we feel unlovely, we remain beautiful to Him. We can do nothing to change His love for us-it is unconditional and flows freely from His throne of grace.

If God decided to change who He is, then every promise He has made would be in jeopardy.  

He would become untrustworthy. But the legacy of God is this: He loved us unconditionally yesterday, and He loves us with the same love today and tomorrow.

Do you trust Him?

Have you experienced the strong assurance that comes from placing your faith in His unfailing love? Roll the burden of your heart onto Him and you will discover that you too can sing,

“Great is Thy Faithfulness.” 

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