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Darkest Before the Dawn

  • And while he was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him and said, This trouble is from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD any longer? But Elisha said, Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the LORD, Tomorrow about this time' 2Kings 6:33 ESV

    Joram was king when Samaria, the capital city of Israel, was besieged by Syria about 850 BC. Samaria was surrounded and a great famine spread through out the city. People were literally eating each other. It was a very dark time for the people of Samaria and the king begin to blame God.

    Finally, the king snapped and decided that if he could not kill God, he would kill the man of God, and set out to find Elisha. Elisha though, had a completely different view and told them that by the following day food would be so plentiful that it would cost pennies. What he said came to pass the following day.

    Your breakthrough is waiting near your breaking point. When it looks like you cannot go on and it becomes dark, and you are ready to let God have it with both barrels, you are so close. Don't give up! It is always the darkest right before the dawn.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I ask that you strengthen me and guide me through this time. Lord, I cannot do this without You! Send Your Comforter to me today, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Good day Pastor Dion. I totally agree with todays devotional and prayer. It has been so dark the past two weeks especially after receiving results from the doctor. I believe and trust in God for a complete total healing after surgery.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro God bless you Celestina.  We will all wait and trust in the Lord.
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Amen, Thank you
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza The healing of the LORD Almighty be with you Celestina.
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Amen, Thank you so much.
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Deleted Member Praying for you, my precious friend. Love, hugs and prayers.
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Thank you, Amen.
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: May 6, 2016 Celestina, you'll be in my prayers and I agree with everyone else loving prayers for your healing. Let our prayers go up and blesing come down on, Celestina. Amen <3 Love you my dear sister. ***hugs***
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Amen
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea Yep, its very dark over her in my courner. 7 months with out a job, Ashers surgery, his ER trip, my ER trip, God has supplied, and we have been blessed thorugh this time, I just know He has something. Just waiting. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Yes He does, Leslie, an awesome blessing.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro God bless you Leslie.  Our hope is in the Lord.  Father, You know our needs even before we ask.  I pray that You cover Leslie and Asher with Your mercy and grace and meet all their needs at this time.  In Jesus Name.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Praise God for His provision! Praying that He will take you thorugh this time with great grace!
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza The fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT of Hope, Faith, Trust and patience be with you Leslie.
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Deleted Member Amen, great things are coming, through all the trials, you will see greater blessings than ever. Love, hugs and prayers my sweet precious friend. Y'all are in my prayers everyday.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Blessings Leslie.  A Job description in some of what I hear in your experience you are in.  We have one about 4 months.  I feel bombarded,  weakness grows in me physically, my husband working & at home doing various things I use to do.  I know God knows.  Changes bring stress also.  One foot to the next foot is but all to do along with reading & praying followed by prayer.  Starting this coming Mon May 9 another journey is beginning that adds to what is now yet by no comparison in our marriage walk yet...my husband has a thin .35mm melanoma on his right leg that needs immediate attention.  For my husband this the first more than usual health issue.  He is happy bubbly personality and never misses a hello to anyone.  Saved at 14 yrs he is strong with the Lord I appreciate in my walk as an opposite in a body that has been thru numerous health issues that Praise God has seen me through.  We believe...I believe God is with & His hand is close.  May the Lord bless all of you Leslie as I pray for us also.  In Jesus Name Amen!
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard TRUSTING GOD !  :)
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen! The Lord always makes away.
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Needed this. Overcome with missing my wife yesterday,last night like a dark cloud upon me. Not wannting to go on and feeling like what's the point again. Even had the stupid thought of wanting to check out of this life again to be with her even though God has taught me otherwise not to. I'm trying to move on and let the past be the past but sometimes it feels like an elephant named grief has just sat on me. Always praying for God's help and He does through encouraging words from you Pastor Dion and others here @ RHM. Need y'alls prayers again please,thanks.  
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Lord, we lift up our prayers for Richard. Please give him faith, love and hope in You to live each day despite of all the dark cloud. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, in prayer we agree together for peace and that this dark cloud will be lifted and he will see the sun shining so brightly and beautiful again in Jesus Precious Name.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Will be praying for you, Richard.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I lift up Richard to you and pray that you please comfort him and help him to not feel so alone. Please let him know your peace and strengthen him each day, in the name of Jesus, amen <3.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers Praying for you. keep praying and trust God he will bring you peace.
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Deleted Member Precious Jesus, I lift Richard up to You, I pray that You would give him peace, comfort and strength to overcome this time of grief and that You would put a new joy in his heart, a peace that passes all of our understanding, comfort that can be there when no one else can and strength to know that each day he will become stronger and that with You and the prayers of so many, he will make it through. I pray for peace to him and please let him feel such a peace sweep over his soul, mind, heart and body in Jesus Name we pray and believe for great miracles and many many blessings to our precious friend, Richard. Amen. (Hold on to Jesus and He will see you through, even when it feels like you can't go on, please know that Jesus would want you to believe and trust in Him and that He will help this grief be lifted. Bless his precious heart and soul today and every day in Jesus Name.)
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Colleen Horn
Colleen Horn Praying for you, Richard
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson The Lord is always by our side, watching, guiding and waiting for us to ask for his help!  Lord there are times when life's difficulties can be so overwhelming, however, when I place my life and trust in you, I know that no matter what, you have my best interest at heart and that you will NEVER leave me nor FORSAKE me. The valley of darkness can be a very lonely place, I know this because there are times when I feel so alone, but you continue to carry me and I have the strength of Jesus to hold onto and knowing that he is with me, and that he gives me the confidence to hold on ever so tightly and to continue to pray for peace and tranquility. During these dark times. Amen!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen  
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I'm waiting Lord but it's getting tougher. Amen
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Deleted Member Jesus will be right on time, trust Him with all your heart and believe in your heart, that whatever you have need of Jesus see's you, He is right there even in the storms, and He will calm the storms of your life and make a way when it feels like there is no hope. Our HOPE is in Jesus and we have to totally trust Him and know that He won't ever let us down, or fail us or ever forsake us. He loves us so much. Love, hugs, prayers and many many blessings.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you Tamara.  Every word you uttered here is so right on....it is encouraging tobkeep being reminded!  Blessings to you!
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Deleted Member Thank you, love you so much my precious friend.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan     Thaks Pastor!!  Very true!! Been there, lived this many times!!It can be easy to forget His Power, direction!! Thats coming from a fallen Soldier!! Habits Our ways can separate Us!! I I've said it, He don't Bless unblessable behavior!! Funny how we may think being free of any source to make Us whole like the world! Where does there true happyness come from? Generaly stuff, friends.. I've experienced His present through it all in My life for years! Its not accidentail! Its indeed a walk-Fellowship!!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Praise the LORD GOD
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider I have had some very dark times...when i felt hopeless...but His light shines through! Praise God!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God will rescue you, even if He takes you home with Him. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Very timely.  I am so ready for the breakthrough.  Jesus give me strength.  Amen
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez AMEN 1
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion. This is so very very true. When all seems lost, keep your eyes on the Cross. When things are unclear, He is still here. When we almost lose hope and we cry and we mope. He hears all and He freely provides, to His children in which His spirit resides.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I love your words as others in this devotion & many others.  I love hearing the "caring -sharing" which is a strength only found in a family of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ.  I knew this in my past in a church that is no more.  It is hard thing.  How I am not sure just some things I witnessed that happened as possible reasons it is no more.  This caring-sharing I am speaking about was the arms & hands with feet that carried me on a stretcher that got me through when so weak, battle weary from Satan's blows that then restored my life to the new life & plan He had ready for me.  A hospital with much medicine provided by our "Greatest Physician" of all!  Thank you, Lord for this church "a piece of your Heart"!
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Amen! He always comes through!!!
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers Amen! he's a on time God! 
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "Trust the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways and circumstances acknowledge HIM and give thanks to the LORD for HE will make your path straight."  Always my favorite verse from the bible Proverb 3:5-6  Hope, Faith Love, Patience, Trust,  are fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT and let us always keep them in our hearts.  
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Deleted Member Yes, Jesus, please lead and guide me to do Your perfect will.
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran Amen.
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Rosie Flores
Rosie Flores Amen...
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!
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Frances Felix
Frances Felix AMEN AND AMEN. THANK YOU MY LORD FOR YOU ALONE IS FAITHFULL.                                                                             THANKS TO PASTOR DION TODD FOR YOUR DAILY WORDS OF HOPE.                                                                               THIS IS AN EVERLASTING WEALTH I HAVE FOUND IN R.H.M.
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner yes so true I rember first year mariah was baby  first night were hard to sleep looking sun rising more slleep for learned  so much stop trying holding all felt let a paster wife love learned love my life and learned great gift is not having perfectly clean house but  enjoy time your little one make God first in your life .
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield God's timing may not be like ours, but He will never leave us as orphans!
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion, for another beautiful devotion. My christian therapist tells me this everytime I see her. I'll be seen her on again on 05-11-2016. I'll be waiting for my Jennie Bug to say, Diane, I don't want you to get mad i'm going to tell you something. Then I say the darkest hoour is just before dawn. She's sweet she's 72 and she forgets she told me ot wants me to hear this everytime I see her to let me know I'll get threw it... <3 I just love her and I won't leave until Jennie, my husband and I have a prayer time. She said a lot of people that come to her don't want prayer. I said why do they even come to you I like my time with her but I always want out time of prayers too. Amen <3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen great thought provoking devotional I love it! over my years it has happened many times! Have a great day online church buddies! I am so blessed to be a small part of this awesome church I cant hardly wait to see what our Lord has in store for us! Anyways I gotta run Im alittle behind in my chores today lol Gods best to u all sincerely Scott R.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord have mercy!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes Lord send the comforter to me today in Jesus name Amen!!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you Dion.  I need every word in the prayer and hope given in this msg.  His ways are higher & wiser then ours & more mysterious..... The Door of HOPE in the valley of Achor (I say in my valley of ache(s))!!
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Amen, this is so true.
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh AMEN.Thank you Father,that when I have been at my lowest, in food and mentally,you have rescued me and shown me the way out of them both.You raised me up and to be more than  I could be.With a greatful heart I give you thanks.Lord help me to be the person you want me to be,give me a hearing heart ,and the will to obey,in all things.In Jesus name I pray 
May 11, 2016