Pastor Stephen Dedman

The Throne Of Grace

‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’
Hebrews 4:16

There is a feeling that we all experience at some point in our lifetime and that is the state of helplessness. It is a feeling that makes us think that there is nothing we can do. It comes when we have exhausted all resources.

Helplessness can actually be a good thing. When we turn to God in our helplessness, great is the reward. Actually God will allow us to get to that point so that all we can do is turn to Him. So many people in the Bible were helpless and they turned to God for help. (Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Job… just to name a few.)

Some things are just out of our control. The feelings that occur when we are in a state of helplessness are sometimes expressed through stress, discouragement and anger.

It’s in times like these that people feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and angered because there is nothing they can do about their situation. I am sure you can remember a time when you endured a circumstance that made you feel this way.

God gives us grace when we are in time of need. It’s in these times that only God can help us. It’s in these times that we are desperate for God to help us. Are you desperate for God?


Lord, help my helplessness. Help me to turn to You for all things. Give me grace that will get me through any situation I face.