why are you burdened?

The Lord, the compassionate and gracious God (Ex. 34:6), is reaching out to us today and asking, “Why are you burdened?  “Why are you weary with physical and emotional sickness?  Do you believe that I am Jehovah Jireh?  Do you believe that I can indeed provide for every need?  If you have a material need, I am your Provider.  If you have a physical need, I am your Provider.  If you have an emotional or spiritual need, I am your Provider.”

Psalm 91 is a wonderful promise of God’s protection for those who fear harm from an enemy.  It opens with, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”  Verses 9 and 10 state, “If you make the Most High your dwelling… then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.”

How do we make the Lord our dwelling?  We seek His Presence every day that we live.  We go to Him in faith believing that He can do what He says He can do.

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Ps. 91:4).

Dwelling in His Presence results in us finding refuge and a peace that passes all understanding.  It is that place where all things broken become new and whole.  It is that place where we find ourselves overwhelmed by the knowledge of who He is and by the grace He bestows upon us.

Today, respond to His invitation and receive everything that Jehovah Jireh has for you.  He only asks, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

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