When I was a teenager I can remember the first few times I wanted to borrow the car and I had to ask my dad if I could.  He always made it clear that I was able to use the car whenever I wanted, if it was available, but still there was that nervousness in going to ask.  I really had no reason to be nervous, but I was.  The first time I think I even asked my mom to ask him.

    Sometimes we get nervous when we have to ask people for certain things.  What will they say?  Will the grant my request?  Will they be mad at me for asking?  These and many other thoughts go through our minds.

    The Bible addresses this problem of nervousness when we approach God.  The writer of Hebrews in chapter 4, verse 16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (KJV)  God wants us to come to Him with requests for mercy and grace, not nervously, but boldly.  His desire is to help us and He can only do that if we come to Him.

Published by Ray Richards