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    Posted by Dion Todd
    The Seed from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. We have a majestic oak tree in our yard that is older than me. It would probably take three men to reach their arms around the base of it at the moment. It stands about sixty feet tall, and the canopy is at least sixty feet across. During the hot...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
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  • For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees? But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:24 WEB

    'Oh I don't want to face tomorrow. I have a bad, bad, feeling about this.' On and on we go into a spiral of self pity and hopelessness. Fear, anxiety, and depression begin to snowball and soon consume us. Eventually there is a complete lack of hope, and only bleak darkness is left.

    Hope can be defined as expectation, trust and confidence. Knowing that something good is coming your way. Fear can be defined as anxious, apprehensive, alarmed, or dread. Knowing that something bad is coming your way.

    They are polar opposites, and you cannot live in one realm, while walking in the other. A strange thing is that neither of these are seen. Like the wind, both are invisible, and it really takes just as much faith and energy to believe one, as the other. The difference is that one builds you up, and the other brings you down.

    Do not waste your energy on fear, channel it into hope. Instead of speaking about what might happen, focus on what you want to happen, then act accordingly and wait patiently for it to come to pass. God does hear our prayers. He is not deaf. We just have to learn to grow up a little and to trust Him along the way. He has got this and when it is over and you are looking back, you will feel silly to have doubted Him. I know that from experience.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face, and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire cometh it is a tree of life.

October 6, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen,Father I truly believe that you will see us through this. You know what we're going through and I know you already have a plan.

October 6, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen Amen Amen 

October 6, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

God ALWAYS here's our prayers and will never leaves us!  Trust is most important along with Faith, Hope, Love and Peace. Our Father in Heaven watches over us and will never let harm come our way!  Though we may not understand and at times ask these questions: Why me? What's going on? Why isn't God listening? How could this happen?  Our Father knows what will happen long before it comes to pass.  Faith and Hope give us the strength to hold ever so tightly to God and we can rest assure that as long as we know he is with us, nothing else matters.  In the end, God ALWAYS looks out for the best interest of us ALL.  Blessed I truly am and I thank you Father for the Love and Compassion you give and show me everyday.  Amen!!

October 6, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus,we are so blessed. Amen 

October 6, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Lord....thank you for the Hope we have in your faithfulness! 

 

October 6, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face, and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Lord for all your provisions. We can only appreciate that we have not been without a roof over our heads this last month. We have had food and warmth. WE have been guided to find ways to upgrade our current situation. Even when the rush of anxiety comes crashing down on me, a little part of me still remembers you will never leave us Father and I thank you for holding me through each and every day. Thank you for pulling me out of that deep depression and into hope again... I may still have a ways to go but I see you again now Father and that's all I need. Amen! Thank you Pastor <3 God bless

October 6, 2017
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

 Thank you Pastor, once again, right on.  God is so faithful. 

October 6, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you for that great message of Hope! I hope in the Lord and know He has the best for me! Thank you Abba Father!

October 6, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Love this...I am putting it on my screen for those moments I need to walk thru my concerns and get back on the Faith track with Jesus!

October 6, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, my hopes are in You my Lord. You know my needs and expectations and I know You will deliver for me. In Jesus name I pray,Amen.

October 6, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you so much for this, Pastor Dion.   I REALLY needed this!   Lord, I know you have my back, and all will work out for my good because You are good.  I declare this and claim it in Jesus' name. I can do all things in Christ who strenthens me. Amen.

October 6, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: October 6, 2017

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but .......

Thank you Pastor for reminding me of this!!! My hope and trust is in the Lord enabled by the power of the mighty Holy Spirit!

October 6, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

October 6, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 6, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

October 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face, and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for you daily devotiom. :-)

October 7, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face, and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 7, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! 

October 9, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

October 11, 2017