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While I Breathe

  • let's hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Let's consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23 WEB

    My home state of South Carolina carries this inscription on the state seal: 'Dum Spiro Spero'. In Latin, this phrase means "While I breathe, I hope". This is a profound statement because where there is hope, there is life. When all hope is gone, it usually ends. That is a goal of Refreshing Hope Ministries, to refresh your hope each day. As long as you are still sucking air, you can make it through this.

    Hope is incredibly powerful at driving away doubt, fear, darkness, and discouragement. Despair is defined as 'the complete loss or absence of hope.' Most of us know what despair sounds like because we listen to it all day in our minds, trying to beat us down, trying to get us to give up our hope, to discourage us and get us to stop.

    Hope is like the sunlight that chases away the darkness. Hope says, "This will turn out well for me. Something good is coming my way. I will beat this, I will be healed. They will be OK. This is not the end. I will be a better person! God has got a plan for me and I am going to see this through. I can do this. I will overcome and my breakthrough is coming soon! This enemy is going down!"

    Do not give up your hope in the goodness of God during the dark times. It is all that you have left. God is going to do the things that He has promised you. He is completely faithful and has nothing but the best intentions for you. Even when this life is over, it is not the end. It will be the beginning of really living. The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me (Hebrews 13:6)? While you breathe, hope.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Please restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 19
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Please restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 Thank you

Jan 19
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Wesley Cox
Wesley Cox

This devotional seemed like it was specifically for me this morning. Must be spiritual warfare, because I've felt a cloud of despair around me, a presence of defeat orbiting my mind. I thank God for His promises. Thank you for this morning's devotinal. 

Jan 19
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Martha Lennon
Martha Lennon

God Bless You! I agree!

Jan 19
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Martha Lennon
Martha Lennon

I thank God for Pastor Dion and this powerful devotion. I have to share this. Have a BLESSED day everyone :)

Jan 19
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen! Where there is Hope, there is Life. Praise the LORD. Thank you Pastor. 

Jan 19
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen❤

Jan 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Hope is what keeps me striving forward as I await my prayer’s answer. Amen 

Jan 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

Jan 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father i praise your glorious name!

Jan 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: Jan 19

Thank You Father for Hope in You.

Jan 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen to this one! God does the things He does in His own time just like we talked about yesterday. Somethings take longer than others, but He will finish what he started! Let your kingdom come Father!

Jan 19
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

While I have breathe in my body, I will praise God for all that comes into my life. It is hard at times to praise God when hardships enter into the equation, but if a person keeps their hope and trust in God; even there can be blessings within the stressful moments.

 

Thank you, Pastor Dion for this lesson today. I pray everyone has a beautiful Friday and rest in the Lord’s embrace. Prayers also being said for anyone struggling at this time or who have lost loved ones.

Jan 19
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Boy did I need this!

Amen Pastor

Jan 19
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Pamela McDonald
Pamela McDonald

Omg never fells always the right word to bless me each day. I just that Jesus for being apart of this ministry. I'm also believing Jesus is sending me in new direction. I want to do his will and that all I do will be for the building of his kingdom. I want to be that light for the world to see and know that he lives in me..Have a blessed day everyone❤️

Jan 19
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for being in our lives.You are so awesome.We believe and trust you. Amen 

Jan 19
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

You are my Hope and my salvation!

Thank You Jesus!!!!

Jan 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Toddedited: Jan 19

For those who had been unable to see the newest devotional from the list, (this one: https://www.refreshinghope.org/blogs/1/) sorry about that! It was an obscure little bit of code that Dion found today, so it should be fine again for tomorrow's post :). Thank you all for all your daily comments and encouragement here! We may not respond to every one of them, but we read them all and are always blessed by each of you <3!

Jan 19
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thanks for the faithfulness that you both exhibit daily

 

Jan 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you very much, brother! Continuing to pray for Ja'Karri!

Jan 20
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Sylvia, Pastor Dion 

Thanks for all you do. I may not comment each day, but I go to RHM several times in a day. Especially when I need comfort, prayer,and just to check in and see how everyone is doing. Just knowing that I can do that gives me a type of peace that cannot be explained fully. May you both have an awesome weekend  :)

Rebecca 

Jan 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is wonderful to know, Rebecca, so glad that all the fabulous folks here are a blessing to you <3! (((HUGS)))

Jan 20
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

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

Jan 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Your light is upon me every day of my life oh Lord, thank You for all Your blessings and protection. AMEN. 

Jan 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother! Also, Jose, since the update, are you still having a problem with getting logged out?

Jan 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Love God love  everlasting 

Jan 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  

Jan 19
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Vickie Hennington
Vickie Hennington

Amen.  Thank you Jesus. I trust you completely.  Great message.  Lord, be with us all.

Jan 19
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Norma Fuentes
Norma Fuentes

Amen! I trust in you my Lord Jesus Christ!!

Jan 19
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen truth 

Jan 19
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Always be thankful and Praise the LORD GOD with all our heart.  TRUST THE LORD ALWAYS

Jan 19
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Thank you for Refreshing Hope Ministries! It is my daily refreshment of hope!!

Jan 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

My hope is in the Lord, He is my strength and shield, in whom I put my trust - so, therefore one day at a time with you, my Lord and God!

Jan 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 19
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

This one has special meaning for me!  I've had that phrase on my cabinet at work for years, because of you!  You mentioned it when you were with Peace Be With You & I printed it out & have loved it ever since!  "While I breathe.....I hope!"

Jan 19
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Please restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

Jan 19
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bibleedited: Jan 20

Beautiful devotion. Being totally relevant to my life, it touched me deeply. Thanks and may God bless you and Sylvia.

Also, love the changes on the site!

Jan 20
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, thank you so much, Debbie <3! (((HUGS)))

Jan 20
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Fawn Marquette
Fawn Marquette

Thank you Pastor Dion! I thought I was in despair, but now realize despair and desperation are two different things. I am desperate for my whole situation about healing from what seems to be the hardest recoup from surgery that I've ever experienced, yet I am not in despair because my hope is in the Lord Jesus, whom will forfill His promises to see me through all things for His glory.  Thank you for Friday's message, and the many messages you have posted that made my walk a little closer to the great I AM. May the Lord bless you and Sylvia, and the Refreshing hope Ministry.

Jan 20
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Please restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Jan 20
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

Jan 20
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN :)

Jan 20
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

Jan 22