Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
Did you know there is a fail-proof and a foolproof method for curing knocking knees? Kneel on them, and lift your voice to heaven. Regardless of what is causing you anxiety — whether it is personal, professional, or relational — getting on your knees in prayerful communion with God is the way to receive the peace that passes all understanding.
Jesus opened the way for us to come into God’s presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. “Ask and it will be given to you,” He assures us; “seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). After all, it’s not like we are coming to God with something He doesn’t already know. God knows your name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He knows everything about every circumstance in your life, because it is God who has ordained all things in your life for His glory and your ultimate good. He obviously knows the answer to our every question and the solution to our every problem before we bring any of them to Him. But God delights in us when we come into His presence to share with Him what is going on in our lives.
The Bible commands us to pray; prayer is to be the bedrock of every believer’s life. But just beyond the command is God’s cosmic care for us. Like any good father, God loves it when we come to Him. And we shouldn’t just come to Him when things are hard! God loves to hear from us when things are going well. God wants us to be in constant communion with Him for any reason at any time throughout each day.
“Do not fear, for I am with you,” God has told us; “do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Regardless of what may be causing your knees to knock, get on those knees and bring your fears to God! Come before the throne of grace and tell Him what is on your heart. The more you pray, the more you practice the presence of God, and that is the best practice in the world to keep your knees from knocking.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!