Hebrews 4:16 For this reason we can approach the authoritative throne of grace with bold utterance. We are welcome there in his embrace, and are reinforced with immediate effect in times of trouble. (The Message Bible)
Are you boldly taking ownership of your sin?
Isn’t it great you don’t serve a “I-told-you-so” God? One that is waiting to show you how right He is and how wrong you are?
Romans 8:1So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. (The Passion Translation, TPT)
You read the word. You study. You know what the word says you should do. Sometimes you just don’t do it. The amazing thing is you have a really good reason (or so you think) for disobeying. In those times, you have to go to God and ask Him to clean up your mess.
Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry [for help], the Lord hears And rescues them from all their distress and troubles. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
It may be, He needs to withhold punishment you should get. He may need to bless you despite what you have done and give you what you don’t deserve. Whatever it is, He is always there. He gives you what you need in that moment. He will not turn away from you when you cry to Him. Here is the focus scripture in a different translation.
Hebrews 4:16 Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Jesus took on your sins so the Father would not see them. He only sees His love for you and His desire to bless you. What is your part in this scenario? Own what you did. Confess and be truly sorry.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the heartbroken And He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin). (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Take these truths and go boldly and tell your Lord and your God what you’ve done. It’s not like He does not already know.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, You see and know everything I do, the pleasing things and the grievous things. Yet, You allow me to come to You and I thank You. Sometimes I create messes in my efforts to work things out on my own. There are also times when I simply disobey You because I give place to my flesh. In either case, You love me still. You permit me to come to You and tell You what happened. Even though You already know. You don’t make me feel ashamed or dirty. You bless me. You show mercy and give me what I need right then and for moments to come. I understand I will reap what I’ve sown. But You give me the grace to endure and learn from the mess so I get from where I am to the next place You’re taking me. I am so grateful, and I bless Your name…