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AWOE Life Life Article
GET UP OUT OF THAT MESS
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.Ē Hebrews 4:15
One thing that really stands out about the above scripture is how it says in all points tempted like as we are. Jesus really knows how we feel, when weíre feeling it. He knows what itís like to be rejected, talked about, mistreated, misunderstood to suffer and Iím sure much more. Yet, Jesus didnít allow the pressures of this life to stop him from doing the will of God. It didnít stop him from persevering.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus made a way for us even when weíre tempted, even when we sin to be able to go to the Father for forgiveness. To go to God for strength and grace with boldness. He is our Father! He will never abandon us or let us self-destruct, but we have to go to him. Talk to him and ask for the help we need.
How hard is it for us to ask?
In the New Testament thereís a parable about The Prodigal Son who asked for his inheritance before his father died. He asked for it before he was ready to receive it and handle it like an adult. As a result he ended up squandering all of the money, feeding pigs and in a horrible situation. But one day in the midst of his mess he realized that he didnít have to live like that. That his fathers servants were in a better position than him and he decided to get out of his mess. He decided to go home to his father because he knew whatever he faced there would be better than what he was living in.
As the story goes, the Father welcomed him home with open arms. He made a big production of it. Threw a party, cooked the best meat and celebrated his sons return.
Friend, God is so like that!
Heís waiting for you to come on home to him!
Heís waiting for you to get out of that mess youíre in to realize that you donít have to stay there. That he loves you so much! Itís never too late to go back to his throne of grace.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
God loves you. His love, the love of Christ covers your sin too!
Give it all to the Lord today with the heart to change. With the heart to turn from whatever it is thatís been stopping you from going to God boldly. Itís never too late to get out of that mess! Never too late to go to the Father!