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I Will See The Goodness of God

  • I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of Yahweh in the land of the living. Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. Psalms 27:13 WEB

    David was now a wanted man and on the run for his life. Once a hero in the eyes of the people, the ones that he had trusted now sought to kill him. He was on the run when he wrote Psalm 27, either from Saul when Doeg the Edomite reported him, or from his own son Absalom who attempted to overthrow David as King.

    When everything was against him, David strengthened his faith in God. He remembered the things that the Lord had done in the past (Ps 27:2). Then he confessed that he was going to see the goodness of God again. "I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!".

    Sometimes you can do everything right, and everything will go wrong. Those that once loved you, now seem to hate you and when you pray, you may hear only silence. Be assured that the Lord is still there and nothing is hidden from His sight. Yes, it may look dark and hopeless, but that is not the end of your story. It is only a valley and there will be another mountain top. Real faith is tested when you continue to live right and seek God while all hell is breaking loose around you.

    Remember what the Lord has done for you. Do not get beaten down in the trials of life. God has brought you this far and He is going to bring you the rest of the way. Stay the course and you will overcome. Take courage and know that the Lord is going to fix this somehow. Say it out loud: "I do not know how, but somehow God is going to take care of this.'

    Prayer: Father, I pray that You lead me out of darkness and into Your presence. Come into my heart and help me make the right decisions today. I choose to make You a part of my life today. Please bring to memory the things that You have already done for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thanks for todays message Pastor :) Blessings
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea So AWESOME !!! Just what I needed. Thank you
September 17, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I love this devotional and it comes just in time after my daugther, grandson, and unborn grandson came to stay with me Tuesday night.  I need for her to take the time to read it today or I will read it to her.  Thanks Pastor Dion!  God works in mysterious ways.  :-)
September 17, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles   Amen! 
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey We praise Him.
September 17, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Josephedited: September 17, 2015 Amen!!! Thank you Lord for using Pastor Todd for bring this awesome message. 
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Kathleen Windland
Kathleen Windland Absolutely what I needed. I made my mind up yesterday to move when I get back from my sons college graduation and I was not sure how I would afford it. I know my God will make a way. Thank you for bringing these messages to start my day everyday. 
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Cristina Floyd
Cristina Floyd I PRAISE YOU IN ADVANCE JESUS I KNOW YOUR WORKING THINGS OUT FOR MY GOOD EVEN THOUGH I DONT KNOW MY PURPOSE OR REASONS IAM GOING THROUGH THIS WRETCHED FEAR AND ANXIETY .... I KNOW YOU ARE HERE WITH ME!!!!!! PRAISE YOU JESUS I NEED YOU NOW THANK YOU IN YOUR SWEET NAME I PRAY AMEN 
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey We praise you Lord.
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Deleted Member Thank You Jesus for what You are going to do.
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Cristina Floyd
Cristina Floyd AND THANK YOU JESUS FOR PASTOR TODD BLESS HIM LORD
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Amen! Thank you Pastor Todd.
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I'm so sad bc of the death of my Charlie and my daughter needs to get her life in order. Yet I do remember many times I have had God's intercession in times of need. Thank you God, in the name of Jesus. Amen. 
September 17, 2015
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen  
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morganedited: September 17, 2015 OMG THANK YOU PASTOR , THIS WORD THIS MORNING IS LIKE GOD IS TALKING  DIRECTLY TO ME. FATHER GOD I THANK YOU AND PRAISE  YOUR WONDERFUL NAME , YOU ARE GOD THERE IS NONE LIKE  YOU HALLELUJAH !!!
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey We praise you Lord.
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Thank you so much for this "on-time" message. This is truly how I felt this morning. May God bless and keep each of us.
September 17, 2015
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey We praise you Lord.
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Amen. Thank you  
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward The exact word I needed today.  Thank you Pastor Todd!
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Just what I needed . Thank You    
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! During a recent period of prayer and fasting God gave me two words, faith and perseverance.  He confirmed these words came from Him when during devotions and bible study these words appeared over the following two days. We must persevere in faith so God will rain down blessings. Take courage, do not fear, repeats itself many times in His Word because with Fear there is no Faith and with Faith there is no Fear!
September 17, 2015
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey Thank you Jesus. God is awsome Carol. I am so glad that you shared this confirmation. My we give Him praise. All the Love, Glory and honor be His.
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Gretchen Simms
Gretchen Simms Very timely message as usual. thank you Pastor Todd.
September 17, 2015
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Chris Dibbern
Chris Dibbern Ahh, a dark day, and a day this feels like it was written to me. Thank you for staying faithful to Him. :-) I just went to the mountains (smokeys), and the mountains of Colorado are now calling, unexpectedly (family needs help). So, it really does feel like a valley, right now, and there really will be another mountain top in the near future. :-P I hope, after the other mountain top, I have a story for you guys. Man, the Holy Spirit really built this metaphor into my life. May God bless you and yours.
September 17, 2015
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey Chris, I can't wait to see what the Lord is going to do. On the mountian or in the valley, He is an awsome God and I am so honored that we get to serve Him.
September 17, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Sometimes when I'm down and discouraged, i go back to my Bible and read about David. His story is one that still resonates in today's society, where families are so complicated and people who claim to love each other behave just the opposite. Thanks you, Pastor Todd, for today's devotional!
September 17, 2015
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Shelby Casey
Shelby Casey Thank you Lord. We praise you because we serve a mighty and awsome God. We thank you that we have times when we know you answered our prayer and like Pastor Dion said, "you are God, even when it seems that all hell is breaking loose." We can hold on to your word, our experiences with you and know you are everywhere. There is no one greater than you Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.
September 17, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!
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Deleted Member What an amazing devotinal and prayer, thank you for letting God speak through you to us. Love and blessings to you and Sylvia.
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Tryphena Barnes
Tryphena Barnes Such an on time word. Thank you for sharing this devotional. When you are in a place of waiting on the Lord, it is so refreshing when someone comes along and provides wind for your sails. God Bless
September 17, 2015
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran God is good, He is always there to carry us when things get out of contro. Thank you Father for always taking such good care of us.
September 17, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Our story ends when  the number of days HE gaves us is over and HE brings us home.  While we are still here valleys and mountains are with us (seen and unseen) but let no fear overcomes us but have faith, hope and trust the LORD GOD for (as you qouted Pastor Dion) "Say it out loud: "I do not know how, but somehow God is going to take care of this.'AMEN
September 17, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen!!!..Thank you
September 17, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Just like you said Pastor Dion,it only took one day a few weeks ago in my life to go from starting great;doing everything I knew to be right at my job,then everything went wrong. My worst fears came to fruition and the day ended with an outcome totally opposite than I ever could've expected. What I don't understand is that I even prayed and thanked God from the beginning of the day to right before the incident happened and afterward. But it still happened and the end result there of. I do realize that bad things still happen to God's children and we still live in a sinful world. I haven't given up my faith in or trust in God and I know sometimes He allows things to happen for a reason. If anything it has brought me closer to Him once again and trusting Him deeper. Thanks for this message. I can definately relate to it and the Lord has encouraged me through it. God bless.
September 17, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Hi Richard. What I have found that even though bad things do happen to God's people, it works out for the best. I have wrongfully lost jobs, or so I felt, only to find that God was moving me on to something better. You may walk through a time of testing, but in the end, this will work out for your good. I get excited when I see unemployment come my way these days. It means that I am going to soon be promoted. 
September 17, 2015
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello I'm in full agreement with you brother!
September 17, 2015
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Kealtis &quot;Key&quot; Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Whether we realize it or not, this is basically what we do on a day to day basis.  Run away.  We avoid collection calls, telemarkerters, unkown numbers, and many others that we don't really think about.  When we avoid getting into the Word of God we're running, when we don't pray, we're running.  How about, from this day forward, we just stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, that He is about to perform for us this day.  The Egyptions we see this day we shall see again no more forever (Exodus 14:13).  Amen!
September 17, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. It really spoke to me today.Trust in God. He is in control.
September 17, 2015
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Yvonne Salas
Yvonne Salas Thank you! I've been struggling with things in my life right now and this really helped me to look at things differently and have some peace of mind.
September 17, 2015
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Randy Dodge
Randy Dodge amen, even if it does not happen in this life in eternity it certainly will.
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen and Amen! God is in control! Thank you once again Pastor Dion for your amazing words of encouragement and prayer today, and thank you also for letting the Holy Spirit speak through you to us. God bless you and Sylvia.
September 17, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander TYL another method that has truly blessed by spirit I really needed to hear this thank you thank you thank you Pastor Todd for allowing God to use you in such a mighty way
September 17, 2015
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May Fletcher
May Fletcher This is so true. I have been learning in the vally and now it feels as if God picked me up from the vally and put me on the mountain side. And i can say that It is when i am in the valley that is when i learn most about the Lord. So i will praise God in the valley and on the mountain side. Sometimes mountains are so hight thier is no oxygen at the top.. but God puts me on the mountain just the right level. :)
September 17, 2015
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Hollianne Hackney
Hollianne Hackney Wow exactly what I needed to read thank you Lord once again for knowing what I need and when I need it
September 18, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I like it is only a Valley.  Also wait on Yahweh.  Feeling pinched in finances...really pinched so these words & all yr message spoke is hope.  Thanks Pastor Todd
September 18, 2015
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell A BIG AMEN!
September 18, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to make wise decisions Today, that I might better serve You and better serve others!
September 18, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Thank you Heavenly Faher, for your word,that speaks to us in so many different ways to lead and guide us.Thank you for The Holy Spirit,who gives us comfort and teaches us,in all your ways.That we can over come all things through Jesus Christ.Where there is darkness you give us light.Help us to show your light,and shine for you giving Glory back to you.   Thank you Past Todd,for all that you are doing and reaching out to so many people.. While praying for you .The word I was give was1 Corinthians 1:4.-9  I do give thanks to God for you and your Ministries .
September 18, 2015
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Sue Gregory
Sue Gregory Psalms 27 means so much to me! It is Gods words to me in this Chapter that gives me strength each day to press on! He sent me these words after the death of my only child! Wait on him wait and I will see good here in the land of the living!  Have a blessed day
September 18, 2015
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May Yamamoto
May Yamamoto Pastor Dion this is exactly what I needed to hear.  I am going through some trying times with my sis  We live together and right now I can't afford to move out on my own.  But by putting my trust in the Lord, I can see how he is turning out things for the better.
September 19, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
September 19, 2015
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Thank you for its message Pastor Dion. I been on my job for almost 30 years now and I still can't believe it's been that long. When I first started I thought for sure I was going to get fired from all the mistakes I been making but for some reason I am still there and I owe it all to Jesus Christ because before this job I couldn't last on a job for more than 6 months to a year. God was watching over me even before I became a Christian and my faith increases when I am in the valley of uncertainties in other areas of my life. Reading your messages gives hope that encourages me to be closer to God with gratefulness and blessings I still feel I don't deserve at times. Bless you and your wife for continuing this service for Christ.
September 20, 2015
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Zaida Hernan
Zaida Hernan I needed to read this right now.I believe you have full control of everything lord.thank you for your mercy and your kindness.thank you for not abandoning me or my family.we need you lord.only you can help us.we need a home.a safe quiet place to worship you.away from unkind people who right at this very minute rob us from sleep, peace and quiet at 12:35 am.the devil is a lier and we will find peace and comfort with you my lord.Amen
September 22, 2015
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Zaida Hernan
Zaida Hernan 1 Corinthians chapter 4
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Today is that day...no fun just heart hurt.  A day when all went wrong.  Accusation is hard.  Sorting thru.    
October 1, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Re-read this msg.  Good.  Tomorrow we put our Pumpkin to sleep.  She has nerve damage in back left leg.  Walking has been very difficult for her.  God is there...He is Good.  I read in Jesus Calling to trust Him and Praise Him!  And this and knowing all we did for Pumpkin over short of 10years is what I take with me as my husband & I go around 1pm.  Grieving is part of life unfortunately and Jesus knows for He experienced it while He was hear. Thank you, Lord!
October 5, 2015