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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 8:24-25 WEB.

    "Oh, I just can't face tomorrow. I have a bad feeling about this." On and on we go, into a spiral of self-pity and hopelessness. Fear, anxiety, and depression begin to snowball around us, and it soon consumes us. Eventually, we have a complete lack of hope. 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 terrible is coming your way.

    Hope and fear are polar opposites, and you cannot live in one realm while walking in the other. A strange thing is that neither fear nor hope can be seen. Like the wind, both are invisible. It really takes just as much faith and energy to believe in one as it does the other. The difference is that one builds you up, while the other tears you down.

    Don't waste your time and energy on fear. Channel it into hope. Instead of speaking about the bad thing that might happen, pray and talk about the good you would like to happen. Then act accordingly and wait 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. When this is over, and you are looking back, you will feel silly to have doubted Him. I always do.

    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. 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!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen! Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Keep on Trusting in the Lord! Thank you Lord for this new day!
Jan 22
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this, Amen. My hope is in you ,oh Lord my God!

Jan 22
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In Jesus Christ name, Amen! Wonderful post! 

Jan 22
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jan 22
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father my hope and faith is in You only

Jan 22
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Always and forever. Amen

Jan 22
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 22
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We trust in you Jesus and our hope for all your glory.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jan 22
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Christine Scalise
Christine Scalise

It's a daily journey, no, more like an adventure, learning to trust you more. My hope is in you Lord all the day long. Thank you for never giving up on me. Amen, Lord Jesus, amen.

Jan 22
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I put my trust in You! Thank You for always supplying my needs Father! Amen.

Jan 22
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen brother,  Amen. Thank you Pastor for today's devotion 

Jan 22
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for all you do for me Father my hope and trust is in you not me guide us into our destination and full fill your will in our lives, I love you in Jesus'name I pray amen.

Jan 22
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 22
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Good morning to all my brothers and sisters in Christ.  Amen...

Jan 22
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Tammara Hinojosa
Tammara Hinojosa

Amen. Just what I needed to hear today. THANK YOU!!!

Jan 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you are my hope. Thank you God. Amen

Jan 22
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You have done for me so many things while I still have hope in Your loving kindness, thank You for molding me to be as You wants me to be. I trust in You always and know that You are hearing my prayers, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Glory be to God. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Jan 22
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I choose to trust in You today, Lord. AMEN

Jan 22
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

I choose hope today! While things certainly do seem bad right now, my hope is in God not in man, my state or country, or even myself. I try my best to keep my focus on God and my eyes on Jesus. God can cause everything that happens for our good. What the devil means for bad God can use for good in our lives. There is always hope! Thank you, Lord, for giving me hope and a future and always being right beside me and for always loving me so much! Thank you, Pastor Dion for all you do for Refreshing Hope Ministries and always being so faithful to write these devotions for all of us. I look forward to these every day, and they are always uplifting!

Jan 22
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus 

Jan 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 22
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Praise the Lord most high, for He gave us a living hope!

Jan 22
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 23