Once there was a King whose wisdom and favor toward his subjects was
renowned. From the highest mountain peak to the smallest village in the
valley, the King’s care for His people and His justice in every area was
praised. Day after day, the King’s people would approach His throne. The
King had proven to be there in times of need, so they continued to ask for
Oh Generous Ruler, my family and I have no foodcould you spare some
bread? My son, everything I have is yours. I will direct my stewards, and
they will supply as much bread as your family needs. Just as you would not
give your children a stone when they request a crust of bread, so will I
fill you with good things when you ask. (Matthew 7:7-11)
Just King, there is someone who has been hounding me day and night. My
eyes can find no rest for fear that he will hurt me once again. Daughter,
I will see that you get justice. Stay close to me, away from harm’s reach.
I will provide trustworthy friends who will share your burdens, and I will
heal your deep hurts. (Luke 18:1-8)
Compassionate Ruler, my heart has been aching since the death of my loved
one. My eyes leak tears day after day, and I feel like I just can’t go on.
Come to me, I will be your comfort. I will weep with you and share in your
suffering. (2 Corinthians 1:1-11)
Merciful King, I have long struggled with my tendencies toward weakness in
the area we discussed weeks ago. You offered to help, and I now accept.
Walk with me as I try, in your strength, to do better? Dear child, I will
always be here to help you in your time of need. And you can always rely on
my sure forgiveness. (Hebrews 4:14-5:10)
Powerful King, there is a thorn in my flesh. Three times I have pleaded
with you to take away this torment. Will you finally do it? Beloved one,
my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
My power will rest on you, so that even when you are weak, you will be
strong. And when my kingdom covers the whole earth, your thorn will be no
more. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Revelation 21:4) Savannah Coleman
As Christians, we have been given citizenship in Jesus’s kingdom because
He has rescued and forgiven us through His death and resurrection
(Colossians 1:9-14). We can come to Him any time, pouring out our hearts
and our requests. How can knowing that Jesus is generous, just,
compassionate, etc. make it easier for us to talk to Him?
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence Hebrews 4:16a