In Time Of Need

Hebrews 4:15-16 “We have not a 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. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
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We have a high priest.  Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father in heaven and intercedes for us, pleading on our behalf.
1. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. Jesus has compassion with the urge to help us in our weaknesses. These weaknesses are related to temptations or difficult times that we face. He has compassion for us because He has “been there and done that” so to speak.
2. He was tempted in all respects in like manner as we are. Jesus has been there and done that yet without sin. He understands how hard it is to hold up against the temptations of this world. He also understands how hard it is to hold up during the things we humans must face in this world.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace. We can come boldly to the throne of grace because we have a high priest as described above.
1. The throne of grace. This is God’s throne and is a throne where we receive God’s unmerited and undeserved favor. What we receive from the one who sits on this throne is not based on our works or on any accomplishments on our part.
2. That we may obtain mercy. Mercy is the outward manifestation and expression of the pity God has for us. It comes more than what we might expect. God tends to do things in a big way. God’s pity is expressed outwardly and openly in His ministering to our needs.
3. That we might find grace to help in time of need. In our time of need we can experience God’s support in whatever is needed. “He said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

So, in our time of need, let us call upon God in prayer for
“With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).