Countless times during the day, parents are approached by their children with a request. Expectantly, they come for advice, help with schoolwork, or words of encouragement and love. The thought that you might not have the answer, the time, or the ability to help never crosses their minds. Most parents of distance learning students gladly respond by doing all they can to meet these great expectations.
If you are a child of the King, you have the same ability to come before your heavenly Father with your requests. Hebrews 4:16 tells us, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." Unlike the limitations you face when meeting your child's requests, Jesus has the ability to give you everything you need and waits to show you the "exceeding riches of His grace" (Ephesians 2:7). He never gets tired when you ask Him countless questions or ask the same question repeatedly. Christ even loves you with an "everlasting love" and seeks to draw you unto Himself (Jeremiah 31:3b).
Is there a question on your mind that you would like to ask Jesus? Are you wondering how to pay your bills during these tough economic times, how to find time during the day for yourself, or how to seek forgiveness from your children or spouse for losing your patience? Because Christ shed His blood on the cross, you can come boldly before God's throne of grace. God is perfectly capable of multi-tasking, so you don't even have to wait your turn! All you have to do is come, ask, and receive. "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him" (1 John 5:14-15).
Lord, thank You for being such a great God who can meet all my needs. I rejoice that I can come to You each day and find the help, advice, love, and encouragement I need to face life's problems and help my children in their education. I worship You today! In Jesus' name, Amen.