We shall meet where the weary have found rest,
Where lepers are healed and happy and blessed;
Where all sickness and disease are finally o’er;
Where torn hearts are mended on heaven’s shore.
Where the lilies of the field don’t die or fade;
Where weary pilgrims find rest and shade;
Midst the joy of the angel’s chorus sound,
And the saved sinner wears a golden crown.
Where the homeless man shall find a family;
Where a freed demoniac finds hope and liberty.
Where a family finds their wayward son;
Where a crippled man’s body is able to run
Where the hidden wound of the heart is healed;
And Christ’s love and hope are clearly revealed
Where earth’s wandering pilgrimage is forever broken;
And the Healing Words of Christ are eternally spoken.
[/pullquote4]What are you doing with your burdens? Are you trying to carry them yourself? Are you so weighted down with burdens that you can’t rest, sleep or eat? And what’s the answer to this real life dilemma? In Matthew 11:29, Jesus said, “Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.”
The corresponding verse and key is found in Jeremiah 6:16 and this is what the Lord said. “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” This is simply Jeremiah saying to learn from a traveler who has lost his way and takes the time to stop and ask for directions. He then questions if these directions are correct and then acts accordingly. Isaiah 48:17 says, “I am the Lord your God who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” Why wait to get to heaven to rid yourself of your burdens? Jesus will show you what road to travel and how to get there well rested and in good health. If the Holy Spirit speaks to you about eating well, getting proper rest and maintaining a spiritual heart and mind, he is simply attempting to care for you. After all, there’s only one you. Why rush getting to heaven before your time? Resting in His presence can heal a wounded heart and bring refreshing times to the weary pilgrim.
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (Psa. 55.22).
Lord lead us to the tree of hope that never fails to grant shade to the needy, rest for
the weary and nourishing fruit for the hungry.
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