"What should we learn from this, but to 'come boldly to the throne of grace,' (Heb. 4:16), in all our grievances? Shall our sins discourage us, when Christ appears there only for sinners? Are you bruised? Be of good comfort, He calls you. Conceal not your wounds, open all before Him and take not Satan's counsel. Go to Christ, although trembling, as the poor woman who said, 'If I may but touch His garment,' (Matt. 9:21). We shall be healed and have a gracious answer. Go boldly to God in our flesh; Christ is flesh of our flesh, and bone of our bone for this reason, that we might go boldly to Him.
"Never fear to go to God, since we have such a Mediator with Him, who is not only our friend but our brother and husband. Well might the angel proclaim from heaven, 'Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,' (Luke 2:10). Well might the apostle stir us up to 'rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice,' (Php. 4:4). Paul was well advised upon what grounds he did it. Peace and joy are two main fruits of Christ's kingdom. Let the world be as it will, if we cannot rejoice in the world, yet we may rejoice in the Lord. His presence makes any condition comfortable. 'Be not afraid,' says Christ to His disciples, when they were afraid, as if they had seen a ghost, 'It is I,' (Matt. 14:27), as if there were no cause of fear where He was present."