God Sees Your Need for Money and Rest

Beloved, are you in desperate need of both money and rest? If so, I want to encourage you today.

I opened my Bible to Psalm 23 today; and, as I often do, I got out my handy gel highlighters to color-code what I was reading. 

Psalm 23 color-coded by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comMy Bible is my workbook for life, not a museum piece; so I mark it up, write notes and prayers, and highlight everywhere I read. Well, I had never highlighted Psalm 23 before, although I had written notes, so I began to do so.

When I highlight, I use the following colors (yes, this is important for today’s word): 🙂

  • Pink is for things that speak to my heart–words that minister to my soul;
  • Green is for all Scriptures about money, financial provision, spending, saving, giving, investing, entrepreneurship, etc.;
  • Blue is for Scriptures about rest.

I do use other colors for other things also, but those are the main ones that matter today. 🙂

Anyway, as I began to read Psalm 23, it struck me that the very first verse is about financial provision.

Yes, the Lord talks about blessing and intimacy with Him and His protection and nearness and all those things later in this Psalm. But …

Before you get to those things; before you get to the pink parts …

He talked about money first (the green part).

And then He talked about rest (the blue part).

You know what that means? It means God wants you to know that He sees your felt needs and is addressing them first today.

Psalm 23:1 says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Yes indeed; the very first thing that Holy Spirit had to say as He dictated this Psalm to David was that He will take care of us and we will not lack for anything financially!

This really struck me. Can you imagine the scene? David sits down with his harp under a tree to worship God, and immediately–first thing!–before talking about anything else, God wants David to know that He sees his financial needs and will provide for them.

Beloved, the Lord wants you to know the same thing today: 

When you come to Him with needs, He wants you to know immediately–before you even have a chance to talk with Him about anything else, or listen to Him about anything else–He wants you to know that He sees your need …

… And He will provide it.

God sees your financial need. He sees your need for money, and He will provide it.

Yes, He wants to bless you and walk with you and lead you and guide you. He’s about to speak to you about those things too.

But you know what? He SEES that your financial needs are painful and stressful and right at the top of your heart, and God wants you to know today that He is going to provide for everything.

And you know what else God sees? He sees your need for rest.

Right after Holy Spirit dictated Psalm 23:1 to David–“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”–He went on to speak next about REST and your need for rest.

What did He say? Simply this:

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul …” (Psalm 23:2-3b).

Why does this matter?

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Because the Bible tells us that Holy Spirit Himself is dictating this Psalm to David; He is literally breathing out this Psalm to David at the very moment David is conceiving it. So, these are not David’s words alone; they are God’s words breathed out through David.

As it says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV).

Yes; Holy Spirit was dictating these words to and through David, and He was doing so because these are His words to and for you and me as well. These words are for everybody.

These words are for you.

And today, right after reassuring you that He sees your financial needs and He will provide …

The Lord wants you to know that He sees your stress and your need for rest.

He sees your financial needs, and He wants you to know that He is your Shepherd and He will provide them. That’s what He’s saying to you first in this Psalm.

But secondly, He wants you to know that He will give you rest.

 

The Lord sees you today. You are not hidden from Him. He sees you and knows you, and all parts of your life are naked and exposed to Him who knows you best and loves you most. 

He sees you.

Beloved, let this encourage you today: God sees you.

He sees how stressed you are. He sees how your finances have stressed you out. He sees how freaked out you are, if you are. He sees how tired and exhausted and worn out and burned out you are.

And He is ready to give you rest.

NOW.

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:2-3b).

O dear friend, dear child of God, do you hear the cry of the Lord over you today?

He wants to make you lie down in green pastures. Will you cooperate with Him? Because sometimes, it’s only after you tell Him that you are willing to rest that He leads you into the best and greenest resting places.

If you’re determined to work and strive and slave away, He’ll let you; He respects your free will. But His heart for you and His will for you are to REST.

God wants to give you rest today.

He sees you. He knows you. He sees how much money has been stressing you out. He sees your need for rest.

And today, if you will, the invitation of the Lord is this:

“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

‘So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,'”

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: ‘And God rested on the seventh day from all His works’; and again in this place: ‘They shall not enter My rest.’

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, ‘Today,’ after such a long time, as it has been said:

‘Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts'” (Hebrews 4:1-7 NKJV).

Oh beloved, God sees your need for rest today. He wants to give you the rest you so desperately require. He wants to give you the rest your soul craves.

Yes, He wants to do even more for you than that:

  • He wants to lead you in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake (Psalm 23:3).
  • He wants you to know that He is with you even in the valley of the shadow of death, and that you don’t need to fear (Psalm 23:4).
  • He will comfort you with His rod and His staff, which guide you and keep you on the straight and narrow path–and which keep all the predators away (Psalm 23:4).
  • He wants to bless you and vindicate you in front of your enemies! (Psalm 23:5).
  • He wants to fill you with His new and fresh anointing of His Holy Spirit (Psalm 23:5).
  • He wants to bless you with extra and abundance and more than enough of every good thing! (Psalm 23:5).
  • He wants you to know that His goodness and mercy are following close behind you and manifesting on every side, and will continue to do so all the days of your life! (Psalm 23:6)
  • He wants you to know that you will dwell in His house forever (Psalm 23:6).

But you know what, beloved? Before He even gets to any of those things, the first thing He wants you to know today are that He sees your need for money and rest, and He is the answer.

He is your Solution.

God sees your need for money and rest.

Your needs are not unseen nor ignored. Your loving Abba Father sees you. He knows you. He understands …

… And even before He wants to talk to you about your spiritual relationship today, He simply wants you to know that He sees your felt needs …

… And that HE is the answer.

He is your Shepherd; He will provide everything you need, and you will not lack.

You will not be in want. Hold on, beloved child of God; He is providing right now. He is taking care of you right now:

As Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

But O beloved, you have to choose to rest and receive.

Will you make that choice today? Will you choose to rest and receive from the Lord your Shepherd today? Will you let Him provide all your financial needs while you rest?

And will you let Him minister deeply to your heart the fact that He sees you–and that these things that are important to you are front and center on His heart too?

God sees you. He sees your need for money and rest, and He wants you to know that He will take care of you today.

God will perfect all that concerns you. He is supplying both your felt needs–for money and for rest–right now. 

He sees you. He knows you. And what matters to you matters to Him.

Father wants you to know that today.

Pray this with me:

“Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for seeing Me and knowing Me. Thank You for seeing that I have been so stressed out about money that I have been having a hard time resting.

But I choose to rest today, Abba Father. I choose to rest in Your arms. Thank You for providing everything I need in abundance.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen and amen.”

Beloved, is this word speaking to your heart today? If so, leave a comment below. I’d love to hear about what the Lord is saying to you.

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39 Comments

  1. Thank you for posting this word! This morning at 7:07, i had just woken & had a vision of a wad of cash money that was wet, next to a wallet on a lawn- it was bright green grass and I saw a hand come down to grab it.

    I thought, “Hmm that’s interesting! I wonder what that could mean?” Then I got up and saw your email/post and read it.

    I believe my vision was connected to your post on Psalm 23! Beautiful, beautiful! ♥️

    I just thought I would share that with you! Wet money could mean it’s coming out of the river, or it’s covered in morning dew?

    1. Lorenza Passarella says:

      Thank you Father God I do receive Your Word!!
      Thank you 🙏 Jaime for helping to understand Gods Word!!
      Beautifully explained!
      Love ❤️
      Lorenza

    2. Jamie Thomas says:

      I sure hope he is talking to me
      I want to say more but not so good with words
      I want you to know Jamie that you are a god send thank you and thank father god for you

      1. Thank you Father for speaking to me. I long for that rest of abundance as I struggle with my school business that is making loss.
        God bless you Jamie for the prophetic words. I receive my rest and financial abundance in Jesus name.

    3. Today is 132 days since November 5! That’s Psalm 23:1 in reverse! The morning dew ! seek God first both spiritually and physically first thing. Then you will be able ! God will add all these things to you ! On the 7 day God rested from His works! Love and bless you richly in Christ Jesus.

  2. Much needed on both counts.

  3. Thank you Jamie for those prophetic words I receive in Jesus mighty name.

    I have been really stressed about my financial situation and yes I believe that only Christ can come through for me. Thank you Abbah Father I receive the the financial breakthrough now.

  4. Thank you for this Word, Jamie. It is exactly what I needed. It speaks to what I am currently going through at this very moment and the things I have been praying about.

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to minister to His people! God bless you and your ministry!

  5. Thank you Jamie so wonderful to know that when you are stressed out about certain things. That the lord is on our side.

  6. I think this is the most timely word I have ever received. Ever. Thank you and may God continue to bless you for your obedience to Him.

  7. Good Morning Jamie! I have to tell you how this word has TRULY BLESSED ME this morning! I’ve been struggling with a business decision since Wednesday and not fully just walking in FAITH as I know I should. This word Ministered, Reminded and CONFIRMED the a word Ahba had given me last night. Even as I type I’m getting even MORE REVELATION. He told me to “STAND STILL”! There again, I hear REST! I just wanted you to know you are being used MIGHTILY AND TO KEEP ON KEEPING ON. There’s been numerous times I’ve read your post and it answered verbatim the exact prayer/concern I was dealing with at the time. I’d have intentions on responding but for whatever reason didn’t get around to it. But guess what, I HAD TIME TODAY!!🤗 Just wanted you to know you are APPRECIATED! 🥰 THANKS AND CONTINUE TO ALLOW OUR AHBA TO USE YOU TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE 💪🏾🙏🏾🤎

  8. Thank you, Jaime! I’m so stressed between my roles as mom and business-owner, 9-5 workload, and ministry assistant that is taken a toll on my rest. But, ABBA! 🙌🏽❤️ He will give me rest, I’m just learning to embrace that. This word was for me, this reminder was needed. Blessings to you and your family! 🙏🏽

  9. Pumeza Ugochukwu says:

    Oh my God…. Thank you so much Jamie for this wonderful prophetic words. The way I am so stressed these days, but now I know that THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

  10. linda harrison says:

    Yes Amen, thank you Lord, thanks Jamie

  11. Hi Jamie, I feel the Lord spoke to me today through you, I’m a single parent, a widow with 2 kids, I lost my stable job and now struggling a job with no work-no-pay arrangement, I hardly had to rest because if I stop or pause my income will be affected and all expenses that we have to pay, but I know I need rest, but it’s so hard for me to do that, or should I say I lack trust that He will provide, you are a blessing, although you are a million miles away from me – the Philippines, the Lord used you, to reach me out, thank you and God bless you more.

    1. Hi ana, can you please email me . Would love to connect to you . I feel a strong impression on my heart to do this. My name is Raven. I was led to this post from a link from Jaimes prophetic word from ‘March 9 2022 and I want to bless you. (That word is about the next 40 days being 40 days of reward ) My email is @[email protected] . I look forward to connecting with you! – God sees you and loves you’ ❤️

  12. This word has definitely ministered to my spirit and spoke so many volumes to me. Thank you Father God for seeing me!!!!

  13. I feel so much blessed to read these words from My heavenly father. This is precious to me because I’ve been wrestling in my finances but now I Know that God not only cares but has already provided… Thanks Jamie for being such a blessing for us all. Much love

  14. Shanta Watkins says:

    Thank you Heavenly Father for seeing my Financial Needs and giving me Rest. Lord, before you touched and woke me up this afternoon, I told my self I was resting today and I did. I immediately noticed this prayer was calling my name. I read it and if this passage wasn’t describing my life exactly the way it is right now, God wasn’t showing me direction. I know God will NEVER steer me wrong so I know it was God that carried me to this prayer passage stating God Sees Your Need for Money and Rest. Shouting, Hallelujah Hallelujah, God’s making everything alright, for me all according to my Good. Thank you Jesus for all and Everything you are doing, done, and preparing to be done, in my life, in your Son Jesus name, I pray, Amen.

  15. Rebecca Jones says:

    Very timely word and we do have a free will, I choose rest.

  16. Joana Lovivatu Delana says:

    This word is for me. Right here, right now! Being a widow and caregiver to my 91 years old mother in law, I truly need a source of finances. I always believe God for my needs and He always comes through. Rest is a luxury for me. I so need time to come away and soak in His Presence. A day or 2, a weekend or even a week to just be alone with God! Right now 15-20 snatches in between my chores to read a verse, utter a small prayer from my long list of prayer points during the day seems to be all I can manage because by the
    end of my day, around 10pm, I am too exhausted to do much else. So I just thank You Abba that You have my finances and rest in Your heart and I believe and I receive this word in the mighty Name of Jesus!! 🙏Amen and Amen!!!❤

  17. Jamie, this morning I wanted to meditate on this very Psalm 23 but I have been so busy with work I couldn’t bring myself to it. Thank you so much as this word definitely resonates with me.
    God bless you🙏🙏🙏

  18. I DECLARE AND DECREE THAT I RECEIVED THIS REVELATION IN THE NAME OF JESUS AMEN 🙏🙌🏾💃🏾😊😇

  19. Hello Jamie! I am a day late in reading this prophetic word. It’s funny, but I am just taking a moment to “rest” and meditate on God’s Word before I start my busy day and this message touched me right when I needed a word from God! I have been struggling with many financial issues, but I praise and trust God is going to provide each and every time and ON TIME according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus!!
    Thank you so for sharing your heart with us and imparting the Prophetic Word from God for it touches so many lives! God bless you and your ministry!

  20. Vuyelwa Lucia Tshaka says:

    Good Day
    Thank you for the message and for the prayers. The Lord says he knows my need and wants me to rest. He is my provider, He will provide for me

  21. Julie Moore says:

    Just saw this word this morning, Nov 10th. This word speaks specifically to me!!! My husband and I just finished a huge 6 year renovation on a rental that is attached to your home. We had tenants move in this month. We’re having our property appraised tomorrow in order to refinance our mortgage. We’ll be taking cash out to pay off debt created doing this reno. I have been beyond stressed with our finances and haven’t been resting. Even though I know the Lord had us do the reno and has been calling us to rest. This word is such a confirmation for us in this season!! Thank you Father!!!! We will rest and watch Him finish this work by blessing us and leading us into His abiding, good rest! I love you Lord!!! Thank you for this pearl of encouragement!

  22. Thank you Jamie!! Thank you Father for Your never ending rest and abundance for my life! I receive it ALL in Jesus’ name!

  23. Thank You Lord. Thank you Jamie. I have been struggling for a long time now financially

  24. Amoabeng Castro says:

    THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD MAKES A MAN RICHES AND ADD NO SORROW TO IT,ACCORDING TO THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD
    LORD JESUS CHRIST,THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTERESTED IN MY FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE AND REST FROM THE STRESS OF FINANCIAL LACKING.

  25. Ms. Jamie, thank you for your commitment to serving God’s people. Several members of my family have held leadership positions in church, and I understand the sacrifices that are made.

    May our Lord continue to bless you and your ministry.

    I believe God has something special for all.

    1. Thank you, brother Travis. I sure do appreciate that. Thank you for your kindness and support.
      Jamie

  26. Jamie, I know you originally wrote this a while back but as always, it comes to my inbox at the perfect time! Thank you for honoring ABBA’s calling and releasing His word. I have been confident He will provide for our specific situation but I just received a call that we went from 1-2 weeks to 2days to raise funds! How faithful is our Abba that He would send me a reminder from another right when the enemy tries to whisper defeat! I KNOW my Father will provide ALL!!
    Amen and Amen!!

  27. Thank You Father God for the financial blessing that’s on its way, and Thank You for rest.

    Jaime this prayer hit home for me today because I have been very weary about my finances. This message couldn’t have came at a better time. I will wait with expectancy for my Father’s answer and blessing. Thank you so much for all that you do for us. God Bless you my dear, and thanks again!!!

  28. Thank you Lord for your word that is meant for me.

  29. Tshifhiwa Mbedzi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this accurate word of prophecy with me. I am going through a tough period financially and it has been stressful. Everyone that I thought could help me out has not been able to and things are bad. Yet I am grateful that God has spoken through you in this message and I trust and believe that just as He said in His word, He will provide for my needs. Thank You so much Jamie, God bless you.

  30. This jumped out at me I need this for me and my landlord he is going through some serious financial issues that he has created himself but even so I know this will be turned around in Jesus name he is a kind man who always wants to help others out

    Thankyou for this I am trying to pray to have his situation turned over completely and that all investigations against him will be dropped in Jesus name can all of you intercessors pray for him his name is Steve pray that the Lord will intervene and the case against him will be closed with immediate effect thankyou

  31. Thankyou Lord for this word, thankyou Lord for Jamie continue to bless her and use her mightily

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