Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. Hebrews 4:16
Some people seem to have personalities that are shy and quiet while others have personalities that are bold and forthcoming. God has intentionally created everyone with unique qualities. My nature is to be quiet, but because of my profession I have learned to be more outgoing and friendly. It is challenging for me to be bold and aggressive, especially in a new situation where I do not know people. .
This Scripture tells us to “boldly” approach the throne of grace. We approach the throne through prayer. Because we know that Jesus was tempted and did not sin, we can be confident that He is able to give us the strength to resist temptation and keep us from sinning. Some approach God with meekness with their heads down, almost apologizing for asking anything of God. Others pray with boldness, expecting God to help them face temptation or whatever the situation requires.
Challenge: Pray for boldness. You can be bold because Christ is willing to present your requests to God the Father. Do not be timid; rather, boldly ask for whatever you need. Jesus is not only your Lord and King, but He is also your Friend and Counselor. He wants to help you!