Listen to this devotional:
Hebrews 4:16 – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (NLT)
One morning a little while ago, my wife was in the shower and I was watching the morning news on the television when the phone rang. It was our daughter; she was very upset, saying, "James has got a marble stuck in his throat." (James is our three-year-old grandson.)
Quickly, I grabbed the portable phone and took it in to my wife; then I came out into the lounge and dropped onto my knees and prayed a very short, urgent prayer. All I said was, "Lord, help, please pop that marble out of little Jimmy's throat."
By this time, my wife had told our daughter to ring for an ambulance and had hung up. Then the phone rang again, so I picked up the wall phone in the lounge room. It was our daughter, and she said, "It's out; the marble has just popped out."
Now that's what I call an answer to prayer! It just proved to me once again that the God who created the entire universe loves us all so much that He wants us to talk to Him in prayer on a daily basis. Not only that, He wants us to take all of our needs and problems to Him and give them to Him to look after.
1 Peter 5:7 – Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. (NLT)
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for Your unconditional love for us. Help us to remember that You want to carry all our worries and cares for us. May we come boldly to Your throne of grace and give them all to You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.