He Can

Pastor Ed Young - Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church
Ed Young

March 20, 2024

He Can


Hebrews 4:16 “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.”

Isaiah 45:6-7 “…so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.”


One of my daughters approached me with her shoulders slumped and head hanging, saying, “I have a problem.” In that moment, I realized that this issue was beyond my ability to solve or fix. Despite my deep care and longing to help her, I couldn’t intervene in this situation. As I wrestled with my feelings of inadequacy, my thoughts turned to my heavenly Father. I realized I could never approach him with a problem, concern, or heartache and be met with an inability to help. Our heavenly Father is capable and willing to assist us in our times of need.

While I may have the heart but lack the authority to aid my child, God possesses both the heart and the authority to help each of his children in their moments of need. Why? God is not just king over all the earth but also over his children. He is omnipresent, omniscient, and actively involved in our lives for our good and his glory. He sits upon his throne, symbolizing his power to make things right and to comfort the hurting places within us.

God not only has the ability but also the willingness to help us. He invites us to “draw near” (Hebrews 4:16). Throughout Jesus’ earthly ministry, people in various states of need approached him – the blind, the lame, the rich, the poor, the seeking, the oppressed, and the outcast. Whichever category we identify with today, he asks us to come, knowing that he can assist us.

Just as crowds sought comfort, hope, healing, and wisdom from Jesus, so too can we bring our questions, fears, and worship before God. Whatever our needs or desires, we can take solace in the fact that God cares deeply about us and has the power to meet our needs. So, in our time of need, let us come to God, confident that he cares for us and is more than able to provide for us.


Psalm 115:3 states, “Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.” Remind yourself of God’s greatness and power. What need can you trust him with today?


Heavenly Father, I acknowledge your sovereignty and authority over all things. You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and there is nothing beyond your control. I ask for your guidance and wisdom as I navigate the challenges and uncertainties in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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