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  • Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there! If I take the wings of the dawn, And settle in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there your hand will lead me, And your right hand will hold me. Psalms 139:7 WEB

    Before we were born, God was already there for us (Psa. 139:13). Though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He is still there (Psa. 23:4). When you feel all alone, God, through the presence of the Holy Spirit, is always there (Heb. 13:5). When your soul mate has left you alone, He is the comforter and He holds the brokenhearted in His arms (Isa. 40:11). When they have told you that you have stage four cancer, He is the Healer there to comfort and restore you (Isa. 53:5).

    When doors close and you are unemployed, He opens doors that no man can shut (Rev. 3:8). When the bad news comes, He is able to make all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28). Things that are impossible with man, become possible with God (Luke 18:27).

    When they lock you away and throw away the key, He is with you in the prison cell (Gen. 39:23). When you know it to be wrong, but find yourself enslaved and doing it anyway, He understands and is there to help you (1 Cor. 10:13). When you are laying on your death bed and about to take your last breath, He is there to take you by the hand and guide you to heaven (2 Cor. 5:1). He is with us from the start, until the finish.

    You will never be out of His reach and He will never give up on you. No matter how much you stumble, get up and try it again. He loves you not because you are good, but because He is good. Don't wait until some point in the future to start getting to know God. He is with you right now and when you ignore Him, it is you that is missing out.

    Prayer: Father, I choose You! Thank You so much for being there for me. Guide me into all that You have for me for I am Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Hello all! The Bible study for the final chapter of Luke (24) is now available! We look forward to your participation and feedback! Also, FYI, we will be taking a break from the study for a couple of weeks after this to have some time to prepare for the next section: The Book of Acts. Also, the newest Thursday FAAD chat is now available for signups! The group will be continuing with part two of "Building Relationships". Be sure to check out the discussion area of the FAAD group for the teaching materials!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you, Amen
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Hallelujah. What a comfoting devotional. All great scripture to try to memorize to pull out and use when needed to comfort someone or thyself. God bless you and your wife richly today Pastor.
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Praise God for the wonderful encouragement, thank you pastor Todd. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!! What a wonderful way to start my day by reading today's devotional.  May all of you continue to receive God's blessing and have a wonderful day!
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Deleted Member Amen and may you have many blessings poured out on your life. 
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good and He loves us so much. God bless you.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for the wonderful word from the Lord this morning.
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Deleted Member Amen, thank you so much for this wonderful word. 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Abba  Father I pray for a fresh anointing of Your Holy Spirit upon all Refreshing Hope members! Bless Pastor Dion ' s ministry a d let it bear much fruit !
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh God's encourgement, through you, was especially needed this morning.  Thank you.  
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Just like yesterday's devotion 9and the day before!) these words of hope mean so much to me.I especially love the statement "God doesn't love us because WE are good--He loves us because HE is good!" How awesome! Thanks so much!
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Deleted Member Me, too, Kathy, I love those words too. It so touched my heart and soul.
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Mike Stephenson
Mike Stephenson Another good word!!
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Amen for this good teaching! :-)
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo THIS IS SO POWERFUL!  THANK YOU FOR THE FRESH REMINDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good. He loves you so much.
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Nancy Cavataio
Nancy Cavataio This is beautiful! Reading it brought tears to my eyes. It is so true. I'm going to print it out and pass it on (if I have your permission Pastor Dion :) Thank you!
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Deleted Member Awesome, may it bless others as it has blessed us. 
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd You have our permission. Pass it on. :)
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Thank you Jesus you are allways there for me.
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Deleted Member Amen, He is always right there with us.
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Deleted Member Everyone word of this devotion and prayer touched my heart. I so needed these words today. Thank you so much for letting Jesus use you to do His perfect will. God bless you Pastor Dion and Sylvia. Love y'all so much.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you, Lord for your grace & love offered so freely!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Donna Marotto
Donna Marotto Thank you so much Pastor Dion. This was very encouraging since I am laid off from my job and I am trying to figure out what God has planned for me. Peace!
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Just wondering when he's coming for me! That day will be a great day.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  He Is Faithful!
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Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman Thank you; I needed that!!!
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Thank you for this message tonight....it's such a comfort to my soul that needs peace. Just lost my brother in law tonight...like 8 hours ago to stage 4 lung cancer. Our family's heart is heavy right now..especially my sister and I thank God in every fiber of being that He will get us through this.  Thank you Paster Dion for bringing light with God's truth and comfort through this ministry. Bless you and Sylvia
October 15, 2015
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Thank you Pastor. I pass alot of scripture and comments on to the prayer group at church, alone with your website.
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Life is full of changes - ups and downs, joys and sorrows - but God is constant in His divine presence.
October 16, 2015