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Be Strong For You Are Not Alone

  • Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid or scared of them; for Yahweh your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 WEB

    We can become so withdrawn sometimes and begin to feel that it is us against the world, and that no one seems to care or even notice what we are going through, or currently struggling with. Even in a crowd, we can feel alone and all the while, God seems silent.

    But we are not alone. The Lord tells us repeatedly through scripture to be strong and courageous just like He told Joshua. We are not to live in fear and dread for He is with us and will never leave nor forsake us. No one can snatch you out of His hand, and when the enemy comes in like a flood, God will raise up a standard against him. An important thing that I have learned is this:

    'God's silence does not mean His rejection or that He is mad at you.'

    There are so many times in my life now that when looking back, I thought that I was off the path. That I must be, because I could no longer hear from God. Somewhere I missed a turn and now I was walking alone.

    It always turned out that I was merely on a straight part of the road and did not need a course correction. Eventually the next door would open up, He would speak to me again, and I would realize that He had been there the entire time. I merely had to go from point A to point B and I would not be here if I had not first been there.

    Be encouraged today, for no matter where you are, you are not alone. For it is the Lord God Almighty who goes with you. When the trouble comes, so will the answer. Keep the Lord first in your life and all the other things will fall into place. Do not fear what may come for you will be prepared to face it.

    Prayer: Father, I know that You are here and I choose to believe that all things will work together for good whether I understand them or not. Walk with me and talk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea AMEN!!!!!  
March 19, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas Amen! Sometimes I do feel alone but I do know God is with me always. Thank you Pastor Dion for the encouraging word. Have a blessed weekend.
March 19, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 
March 19, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Thank you Lord!
March 19, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank You Lord For Never Leaving Me Alone. 
March 19, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen
March 19, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner well rember how before moving here  I was struggling with sudice  thoughs  I reached out for some strength truth is if only knew prayer was asked  God. as streching myself and getting into prayer   I was tries of this headake thought sudice again lean God kept focus this feeling would past as got  peace from praying well started to write my poems again   love feeling having that  God peace. so keep belive in  God  when seems like know knows one answers   like friendsmaybe good sign go  pray God ask him .
March 19, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Love this! 
March 19, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph This I know when Im at my loneliest time, Jesus has always given me the grace to wake up in the morning and face a new day  again. Thank you Lord. 
March 19, 2016
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward Exactly what I needed this morning!
March 19, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan hear this alot recall i, seems action make it happen -yep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 19, 2016
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Karen Fletcher
Karen Fletcher How I remember when difficult times would come I would stress horribly fearful of what to do only to find God had everything worked out already. This is so true, when troubled times come so does the answer. We serve an amazing faithful God.
March 19, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York I needed this this morning 
March 19, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen
March 19, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Thank you for this beautiful reminder. We often try to handle things on our own forgetting that God is right there with us, waiting for us to cry out to him.
March 19, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio So true..
March 19, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Thank you for this word today, it spoke to me so dearly. Sometimes in this journey with God we can feel alone, but I know my heavenly Father walks with me and encourages me to continue this walk with Him, which in the long run my faith is made stronger. Thank you Father God for never leaving us nor forsaking us. We love you and we praise you Father God. In Jesus mighty name. Amen ❤ ✌
March 19, 2016
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau I learn fear is false expectations of how things turn out. But faith is the opposite.
March 19, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen! 
March 19, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Wow this is so AWESOME God knows exactly what I need to hear and then the very next day pastor Todd will do a devotional on the subject! One time maybe coinsidence two times maybe But everytime its not coinsidence Thank you pastor Todd for loving the Lord the way you do cause it leads to a clearer picture of the whole picture, I hope that makes sense anyways I am just  so thankfull that God loves me so much that he sacrificed his only son for ME Wow now thats love cause I have four boys and theres no way I could sacrifice even one hair on there heads. What a great day to be alive!
March 19, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
March 19, 2016
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Donette Standridge
Donette Standridge Rarely do I comment. I have been looking to God through rhm for about two years. I do not work and am chronically ill. My whole life is God my husband and my family. Lately I have been begging God for his help. My husband is a very verbally abusive alcoholic and has worn me down. I have nothing left to give and not the strength to bear any more sorrow and have been wondering what I have done. Where have I gone that God can't see me.  I was logging in and, with 7% on my battery, the phone shut down. I plugged it in and turned it back on and got clear to the message and my son called. I knew the devil was trying to keep me from it. I needed this message. My heart needed to know. I have had many of these moments over the last two years. Thank you.
March 19, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Hang in there. God loves you so very much. Nothing is too big for Him to fix... Keep praying and believing.
March 19, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This is such a comforting devotional and really meant a lot to me today.Thanks so much for blessing me with these words!
March 19, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible I really needed to read this today after a rough chemo infusion on Thursday. It was right on time and made me smile. Thanks.
March 19, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this word. At times I've felt God has given up on me and then something will happen and I will get an answer to prayer and I know He is there. Thank you for your devotional and making this so clear. Thank you Lord for loving me and not giving up on me, no matter what...
March 19, 2016
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Ronnie Boston
Ronnie Boston I have much faith in the lord and once I pray about it,I don't worry about it,I left it in gud hands,thank u lord Jesus
March 19, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ I felt like this was taking to me today. I sometimes have feelings that i'm all a lone. I'm always looking around to the sky the waters woods and more. Then i'll see something and I say Father you was with me the whole time. I take to the Father all the time people can even see my lips move. I've had people ask me who are you taking to and I just say to them. "The Lord." Amen I have to say what i'm going threw sometimes I back slide and I don't like it. I'll be calling out to God on my knees I'll start talking like hee's right beside me andn he is. When you not well sometimes the evil one can be tricky. God, love me he would not have brought me this far to let me go. Really i've been threw some crazy times and I have people who want to write a book about all the happen to me. I write everyday and feelings I have times I do things. I write it all. I have 3 people who really want to write a book what all happen to me. I thought about it but the thought  went away really quick. I don't want to relive my story itt's really to sad for me. I just want to get to the end of this chapter. Amen 
March 19, 2016
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez Thank you Pastor Todd for this great devotiona.Many times i feel alone but is like you said Yahweh is always with us.Neede to hear that.Yahweh bless u n all the members of RHM.
March 20, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  God Is Good, and His Mercy Endures forever!
March 20, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you.  I know the Lord is there & glad!  Yet my physical illness has not left.  Moments of feeling good are some.  A complete way of living is reality now. Not driving has thoughts of letting my car go.  Have a speciality bus service at door is my blessing for appts & my husband as he is home is my greatest blessing!  Daily routines are very different.  I change can be stressful & now it is.  Trying to keep my focus on Jesus is the goal hour to hour.  My Spirit is willing but my flesh is week.  Great to know understanding is found in His Word.
March 20, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard Thank Goodness !  :)
March 20, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you for the word for today,and prayer .Help us to abide in you at all times,knowing you never leave us nor forsake us.In Jesus name I pray.Thank you Lord for always being there for us ,no matter what happens.
March 20, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
March 20, 2016
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Malissa Birket
Malissa Birket Amen
March 20, 2016