Recent Blog Entries

  • 2 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. 1 Samuel 19:10 WEBKing Saul became jealous of his son-in-law David who was very popular with the people. Completely consumed by r...
  • Oct 20
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Strengthen Yourself from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about strengthening yourself in the Lord. It is important that you learn to have a direct relationship with God that does not depend on anyone else. There will be times in this life when those whom you once trusted...
  • Oct 20
    Posted by Dion Todd
    I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; Ezekiel 34:16 WEBAs the tears flowed down my face, I knew they weren't mine. I had a rough upbringing. I could count the people that I tru...
View All




Blood in the Water

  • He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. Psalms 147:3 WEB

    When sharks sense blood in the water, they will go into a feeding frenzy where they attack the wounded and devour them, even if the wounded is another shark. They get so caught up in this that they may even turn and attack each other. The water becomes cloudy, everything becomes blurred, and everyone around them becomes a target.

    Church life can be messy. We are all imperfect people trying to represent a perfect God, and when we fail, people get wounded. Many are just victims of church abuse and it is not their fault at all. If you get deeply involved in a church and begin to see the underbelly of it, there is a good chance that you are going to find things that you don't like. You can find yourself being one of the wounded.

    Jesus reached out to the hurting, he touched the outcasts, he ate with the sinners. He told us parables like the good Samaritan who stopped to help the wounded man while the priest passed by on the other side of the road. We are to help restore the wounded among us, not turn and destroy their lives, dash their hopes, and drive them away.

    Today if you know someone that has been wounded, reach out to them. You might just be the only friend that they have on earth at a time when everyone else has turned their back on them. If you are one of the wounded, hang on to God and understand that God still loves you, but His followers can often fail to show it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today. Please forgive me of hurting others, as I forgive those that have hurt me. Help me to live a life of victory and make my enemies live at peace with me. Help me be slow to speak and to always think first. Use me to heal the hurting, rescue the lost, forgive the unforgiving, and bind up their wounds, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

20 comments
  • 1
Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Amen

Jul 17
  • 1
Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning 

Jul 17
  • 1
Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you. This message will make you think.

Jul 17
  • 1
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 17
  • 1
David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

Jul 17
  • 1
Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Great message

Jul 17
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jul 17
  • 1
Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Jul 17
  • 1
Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  

Jul 17
  • 1
Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen! Sich a great and timely teaching!

Jul 17
  • 1
Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jul 17
  • 1
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Great message! Thank you Pastor Dion :)

Jul 17
  • 1
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please guide me when I speak to my Grandchildren. Help me get through to them. Give them confidence and goals. I ask in the name of Jesus. Praise God. Hallelujah. 

Jul 17
  • 1
Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Wonderful devotional today. My father taught me “The least said is the easiest mended”!! How I value My Dads teachings. I was twelve when he passed away, but practice each day something he taught me. I am very Blessed by God indeed.  

Jul 17
  • 1
Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father lead me to understand Your word and to follow Your designs.  Help me to see You in others as I walk through life and extend my hand with love and care to the suffering, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this touching message, God bless you. 

Jul 17
  • 1
Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

All I can say is "Amen and Amen", may I join you Pastor Dion and may this be my fervent prayer as well!!! Thank You!!!

Jul 17
  • 1
Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for today's devotion!

 

Jul 17
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

Jul 17
  • 1
Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

Jul 17
  • 1
Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Aug 15