Approaching the Throne of Grace
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
As we approach the throne of God in prayer, will we smugly leave our requests at His feet? We are actually ushered unto the throne room of God, and stand before the God of gods, and yet we often come to Him with a broken heart. Does He hear from us when things are going well; when we can sing and rejoice in His presence? Can we “come before His presence with singing” and make a “joyful noise” unto Him? He is sad when we are sad, and rejoices when we rejoice. Why? Because He loves us more than we have ever been loved before, and He feels our infirmities. What a wonderful thing to be so greatly loved by One so great! Blessed be the name of the Lord, forever and ever more, amen.
Let us go before Him with a merry heart, and not only when burdens have gotten us down, and allow Him to hear us rejoice in his presence and still ask for grace. Too many times He hears from us only when we are blue, but the Lord knows our burdens and He carries us through. That is worth rejoicing over!