“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14–16)
Christian, take heart in these words.
God has made available every help you could ever need through Jesus, so much so that we may approach Him through prayer in full confidence that He will provide mercy and grace for us in our time of need.
God does not dispense these things coldly, but with compassion and understanding towards our condition. Why? Because Jesus Christ, our Great High Priest took on flesh; becoming familiar with all manner of temptations, though without sin; becoming sympathetic to our weakness, though perfectly able to overcome then. As our High Priest, Jesus goes to the Father on our behalf. Will the Father deny His Son anything that He asks on behalf of “the children whom God has given [him]” (Heb 2:13)? Certainly not! Instead, the Father hears every intercession of the Son, and just as in the days of Christ’s flesh, Jesus was “heard because of His reverence” (Heb 5:7). How much more so, now that Jesus has been exalted and seated “at the right hand of the Majesty on High?” (Heb 1:3).
Therefore, brothers and sisters, hold fast to your confession and quickly draw near to the throne, knowing that God will generously provide mercy and grace through our mediator and great High Priest, Jesus Christ.