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When All is Lost

  • David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the souls of all the people were grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 WEB

    David was distressed. He and his men had wept until they no longer had the strength to weep. When they returned to their town, they had found it burned to the ground and all of their wives, children, and belongings had been taken. Now the six hundred men, who were David's trusted friends, spoke of killing him themselves. David was sitting on the ground with nothing, no family, no friends, and no belongings. He had lost everything.

    Then David pulled himself together, he strengthened himself in God. He asked God if He should pursue the Amalekites, and the Lord answered him that day and told him to pursue, for he would recover all. David and his men went after a much larger enemy force, defeated them, and brought back everyone and everything that had been taken from them. Nothing was missing (1 Samuel 30:19).

    Sometimes it is just you and God facing a great challenge, and you have to make the best of it. Especially when those that you once trusted, turn into your enemy. When the world turns its back on you, He is still there. When you feel alone in the crowd, God is still there.

    When David was completely alone, he turned to God and received the answer because a word from the Lord changes everything. Talk to God, build yourself back up, ask Him for the answers, strengthen yourself in the Lord. Whatever you do, don't give up because God is able to help you recover all and can make a bad situation, into a victory.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! We will be continuing to the next chapter of our online Bible Study tomorrow morning, but for those who would like to catch up, here is the link to all of the chapters. You are welcome to start any time :)! Bible Study


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton !Amen...... hallelujah ‘
February 24, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you! 

February 24, 2018
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Hope! Amen....

February 24, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

February 24, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 24, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I copied this prayer to pray daily. It summarizes my life right now. Amen God. Give me the push I need to overcome the trepidation I feel. Jesus please. 

February 24, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

praying for you.........

February 24, 2018
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen!

February 24, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! :)

February 24, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I am faced with a similar situation again,another subtle attack by the enemy. Another lost job and door closed in my life that I was let go from yesterday. Another day that started out great but all it took was one little thing to wreck it. But Father Yahweh IS helping me to not wade in self pity and reminded me that HE will open another door that by faith in HIM I will walk through. HE spoke it that HE will bless me double for all that which has been lost. Please pray for me. I still choose to believe my Father in heaven and trust HIM no matter what. Thanks and GOD bless.

February 24, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Oh no, so sorry about the job, Richard ;(! Praying that He leads you into an even better one, and brings you peace, grace, open doors, and discernment, in the name of Jesus <3!

February 24, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

February 24, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Hi Richard,  what happened to you, happened to me 2 weeks ago. Although I knew a month in advance it would happen; it didn't make it easier to accept. I am now job searching daily. I am praying and trusting in God. I believe he has another job for me better than the one I lost and if he will do it for me, he will do the same for you.. I will remember you in my prayers. God bless!

February 24, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Prayers for you Richard that an even better opportunity will show up where you will prosper! Amen.

February 24, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

thank you all for your prayers.

February 24, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

When a door closes, GOD will open up a new one, a better one for you.  Just remember that GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH

February 24, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Deng for your words of encouragement!

February 25, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God is so awesome.Believe in him and you will receive his blessings.We love and worship him. Amen 

February 24, 2018
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I am so thankful that God sees and hears me and always knows what is best for me.

February 24, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

February 24, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, Father show me Your way.

February 24, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes I need the Lord's help.One physical ill after another. Some over lap the other and have not healed. And another begins. I am overwhelmed and downcast.  I know Lord that You are my help.  I can't rest up & heal from one as there is another beginning.  Saw a doctor yesterday and got med for cold virus in my head has me weakened and sleep sleep is Al I can do. It is good yet demands come to interrupt the rest pattern. Nerves bring conditions as a skin condition called Exzema.  Back of neck a mess.  I am getting older and I feel to be an open door to more health issues. Our Grandboy is coming and I need heih to be present isome form.  Is anything new on life new in life? No.,.jus j a lot together.  Good is present but I feel to be in hard to connect spot.  Help, Jesus and thank You!

February 24, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

praying for you......

February 24, 2018
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Patti Grove
Patti Grove

I prayed for you, Cheryl. By Jesus's Stripes you are healed.

February 24, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praying for you.  Just remember that GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH

February 24, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: February 24, 2018

When the situation or circumstance appears to be "hopeless", yes I said appears to be, it is imperative that we stand firm in our faith, that our Abba Father will work it all out for our good. Sometimes we just simply must repeat help me Jesus, over and over. We must go to our  Heavenly Father and plead our case before the throne and then believe that He will answer.  We must not waiver in our faith, we are not to be double-minded. We must take captive every thought and cast out the unfaithful, doubting ones, trusting fully in our Abba Father and Jesus. We need to always envision Jesus as our advocate and God as our loving Father, knowing that He wants to bless us and give us good things. Even the storms and difficult trials and deep sorrowful things in our life are working good in us. We are being trained as mighty Christian soldiers to do battle against the enemy and his army in this world. We are being made courageous and strengthened in every way, so that we may obtain that victory. So no matter what comes against us, we will have victory through Jesus, we will succeed, we will be made ready for the arduous task as He works His refining fires in us. Onward Christian soldier , marching unto war, victory is ours for we can do ALL things through Christ!

February 24, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know is not my way but Yours. Lead and talk to me and I will follow, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

February 24, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

February 24, 2018
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Patti Grove
Patti Grove

Thank you for Today, Lord. I thank you for renewed Hope and Joy in you!

February 24, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

All Praise belongs to GOD. Thank you GOD for your Son, JESUS. All the Glory and all the Honor belongs to you GOD.

February 24, 2018
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Tracey Evans
Tracey Evans

I felt so alone during my time in jail. It was only 40 days and there were a few friends I knew that were there as well. But I still felt alone. My world was falling apart. But I put my trust and faith in God. I studied The Word, we had prayer meetings and Bible study and I prayed. I ministered to as many girls as would listen and we found strength and hope in Jesus, and each other. God stood with me and blessed me, and I have held on tight and will never again let go of Him! My Father is merciful, loving, kind, full of grace and forgiveness. He is my rock and the love of my life!

February 24, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Tracey! We sometimes have to be brought to our knees, for the Lord to get our attention! So we can look up, and see the Lord for who He is, our present help in time of need. He will never leave us or forsake us! May He strenghten your faith and bless you abundantly!

February 24, 2018
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Tracey Evans
Tracey Evans

Yes, thank you! And may He bless you and yours!

February 25, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes He is! Praise Him!

February 25, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus 

February 24, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 24, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Oh Lord, I needed to hear this today! Thank you Pastor Dion for the words of comfort in this inspried message!

February 24, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 25, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

He is our God of Restoration.....

February 25, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)

February 26, 2018