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Mighty Strong Hands

  • I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Fathers hand. John 10:28 WEB

    We often worry about so many things in this life, but when all is stripped away, the fact remains that we are held in Gods strong hands. When you have given your life to Jesus and everything else is gone, you will still have a hope. We have a heavenly Father that loves us and has made a place for those that love Him to spend eternity.

    The Lord God the Almighty has set His love on you and no one is able to snatch you from His hand. You can crawl out on your own and go back to your old life just as a washed pig returns to the mud, but no one can take you from Him for He is mightier than all.

    He is able to bring you through whatever you are facing. No weapon formed against you will prosper. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, and all things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose. He is able to put a hedge of protection around your life.

    Do not fear today what may happen to you. God is more than able to protect you from harm and provide for you in any circumstance that you find yourself in. He has created food where there was lack, turned water into wine, and brought gold from the mouth of a fish. You are in good hands with the Lord God, the Almighty.

    Prayer: Father, thank You so much for taking care of me. Mold me and shape me into what You will for I know that Your plans for me are good. I choose You. In the name of Jesus I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you Pastor! Amen!  
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Kealtis &quot;Key&quot; Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Dear God! There are no words that can express what is in my heart for You! Thank You Father, for all You have done, for all that You are doing, and for all that You are going to do, in my, and others lives. 
August 17, 2015
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen
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Deleted Member Yes amen God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful way to pray. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Welcome Key!  Glad you came upon this site of Hope & Blessings.  
August 18, 2015
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Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson Amen! Ty Dion Todd for sharing!
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Deleted Member Yes what a beautiful devotion 
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Father, amen. 
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Deleted Member Yes amen 
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, I needed these words today.
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Deleted Member Amen so did I Jesus always knows exactly what we need. 
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Meg Brown
Meg Brown I need this today, for today we learn what is going on with my husband's cancer. Thank you for reminding me of who is holding me. 
August 17, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Meg, I pray that the Lord walks closely with you and your husband today and that He provides you with hope and a good report, in the name of Jesus!
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Deleted Member Praying all will be good news may Jesus cover you with His loving arms and may you feel His comfort and strength in Jesus Name we pray. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I pray for a good report!  Blessings to you both
August 18, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am the righteousness of God thank you Lord I need you every day amen
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Deleted Member Yes we need Him everyday. He is our strength and our comfort. He gives us peace like no other. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love all of these scriptures. God only is my security, no matter what happens, He is my Rock,  my comfort, my salvation, my stronghold, my peace, my reedemer, my hope, my refuge, I could go on with a page of what God is to me. I know that He loves me.
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Deleted Member Amen. You bless me so Twila. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I remember when Pastor Todd had those very words in a devotional awhile back.  I wrote it down as a list to try & memorize it.  I know that I know these names you mentioned & in 2Sam. 22:1 are for me names that describe different attributes of the Lord I want so to comprehend.  So many names such as the Bright Morning Star that when said I see something new in Him.  Blessings to you!  
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Thank you for this uplifting message. I truly needed it right at this moment. Amen. 
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus is always right there for us. He loves you so much. 
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman Thank you for your wonderful and much needed message!  God's blessing to you and your family.
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Deleted Member Amen, I too needed this uplifting message this morning. Praise His Holy Name. 
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Deleted Member I am so thankful He always knows exactly where I'm at and exactly what I need. May I always be in The Palm of His Hands. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and all things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose. He is able to put a hedge of protection around my life.  These words I try my best to live by because withouth the Faith, Love and Hope that I have in Jesus Christ, my Savior, none of this matters.  God Our Loving Father in Heaven is the Rock, Strength, Hope, Joy, Love, Peace for me and rely solely on his love and strength. Thank you Heavenly Father for your son Jesus and thank you for the Love you give me every day!!  Amen!! Alleluiah, Amen!!
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Deleted Member Amen, He truly is our everything and He is always open to listen to our prayers. 
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Deleted Member Amen 
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.thank you Heavenly Father,knowing that you are in control of my life,and knowing that nothing is going to happen today that You and I together can't handle. I pray that we might be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;that we might walk worthy of The Lord unto all pleasing,fruitfull in every good work,and increasing in the knowledge of God.In Jesus Name.
August 17, 2015
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Thank you Lord for your Word when we needed the most on this Monday morning. AMEN.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I  can attest having wallowed in the mud in my past. He never let me wallow for too long, He was faithful to bring me back, in true repentance,  broken and fallen. He washed me clean and set me upon high ground. He drew me ever closer to Him and led me on paths of righteousness where my feet are now firmly planted! Here my soul has taken root and here it shall remain.
August 17, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Thank you for this word today and for edifying us with this word, it was needed and received  in the name of Jesus...Amen!
August 17, 2015
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Tracey Daniels
Tracey Daniels Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder that no matter what is going on in our daily lives that God is always there and in control of everythin. Thank you Pastir 
August 17, 2015
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Eartha Jackson
Eartha Jacksonedited: August 17, 2015 Praising God for HIS MIGHTY STRONG HANDS! 
August 17, 2015
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Mary Luter
Mary Luter Thank you Pastor!
August 17, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I feel wrapped in a warm blanket of His care and love.  I Love those warm blankets they hive out in the hospital.  When given those warm blankets I feel like You know what Zi am going thru. yesterday I was in emergency with pain & signs of infection.  My Husband was with me.  The doctor & staff were caring and got to diagnosis & meds.  Thank you, lord!  Thank you, Pastor Todd. 
August 18, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda My Lord has wrappep me around His Mighty hands always. One time i thought i will not make it in life but the Lord God has been there for me, with me always. I thank Him always for the fullfilling word which is everlasting. may You be blessed abundanlty as you keep sharing with the whole world.
August 18, 2015
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy amen
August 18, 2015
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Joyce Human
Joyce Human well why are so many people homeless and on the streets begging for whatever they can  I get. My half brother just passed away and fortunately our pastor is a recovering alcoholic and could relate to him on his last days. Why do some people have so much and others have nothing. I work everyday at my job and try my best to be in favor of the lord but I seem to not be getting any further than I am . I have a lot of extra burdens on me that are really just something that could take more care of themselves instead of their burden of me having to totally support them . I am grateful I have the means to do this as it is my son but I also resent it at times . 
August 20, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Joyce, I don't believe the post there is meant to imply that bad things won't happen, or that we won't have to deal with consequences of our actions and sometimes even those around us. In our prayers, we should be honest about what is going on, but we also need to trust Him and listen to His promptings each day. I don't know what the situation was with your half-brother, but Dion's and my brother both passed away within a year of each other, in '09 and '10. In both of their cases, they did not take care of their health and had habits that contributed to their early demise. God will rarely infringe on our free will. Of course, there are times when things happen that are completely external. Just on a personal level, some of our better testimonies have come from times when things were looking very bad, or mistakes we made. In the end, He still got us through it, and if you trust Him, He will get you through it, too!
August 21, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Another devotional that really spoke to me tonight! It made me reazlize that the Old and ZNew Testaments both have that topic in common: Go'd faithfullness. Even before Jesus was born, God assured His people that He'd never forsake them.Obviously, if God needs to repeat that so many times, He means what He says---and wants to be sure we know it! Thanks and blessings, Kathy
August 23, 2015