This is one of my most favorite verses in the Bible. There is such freedom and rest wrapped up in these words - grace, confidence, mercy, help.
In the midst of my sin, when I've disobeyed my Father, I can still, even then, come before His throne with the confidence that He loves me, He forgives me, and He will extend His grace to me! WOW!! I don't have any fear (or shouldn't have any fear) in coming before Him.
On page 123 Lysa says, "Grace is the reason I can go to God quickly, immediately - BEFORE I'm cleaned up - and boldly ask for His help. In the midst of my mess, God is there."
I don't have to take a shower, don my best dress, and put on makeup to come to Him. I can come in the middle of my filth, with my torn rags for clothing! He doesn't shun me or turn me away but welcomes me with open arms!
And when I get to His throne I find grace (giving me what I do NOT deserve) and mercy (NOT giving me what I DO deserve)!
Why does this happen? Because my Lord and Savior died a painful death on the cross in my place.
What amazing love!!!!