Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4:16 NIV
Time of Need
Gambling and casinos have become commonplace in Canada since they were legalized in 1969. Slot machines, video lottery terminals, sports bookies, animal racing, and casinos are prevalent. While popular with many, there are plenty of Canadians who would never buy a lottery ticket. And the thrill of gambling is addictive. It is now one of the current social issues being tackled in Canada. In particular, with the increase of online gambling, the activity has now become problematic. Support groups are now springing up to help those addicted.
We are all in some season of life. Maybe this is a season of comfort and peace – things are going well with you and your family, and you are enjoying this season. Or perhaps it is a season of uncertainty – this is a time of transition and change, and you’re not sure exactly what the future will look like. Or perhaps this is a season of need – you have just lost a loved one, or you are facing some challenges with your health or finances. The Bible gives a wonderful promise for you if you are in a time of need. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” The God who created you hasn’t left you. He continues to care deeply about you, and in your times of need, He invites you to come with confidence into His loving presence. You do so with faith and in prayer, and as you draw near to Him, you will experience His provision of mercy and grace to provide all you need. Approach Him today.
These have been words from the heart.