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While I Breathe

  • let's hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Let's consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23 WEB

    My home state of South Carolina carries this inscription on the state seal: 'Dum Spiro Spero'. In Latin, this phrase means "While I breathe, I hope". This is a profound statement because where there is hope, there is life. When all hope is gone, it usually ends. That is a goal of Refreshing Hope Ministries, to refresh your hope each day. As long as you are still sucking air, you can make it through this.

    Hope is incredibly powerful at driving away doubt, fear, darkness, and discouragement. Despair is the 'complete loss or absence of hope'. Most of us know what despair sounds like because we listen to it all day in our minds, trying to beat us down, trying to get us to give up our hope, to discourage us and get us to stop.

    Hope is like the sunlight that chases away the darkness. Hope says, "This will turn out well for me. Something good is coming my way. I will beat this, I will be healed. They will be OK. This is not the end. I will be a better person! God has got a plan for me and I am going to see this through. I can do this. I will overcome and my breakthrough is coming soon! This enemy is going down!"

    Do not give up your hope in the goodness of God during the dark times. It is all that you have left. God is going to do the things that He has promised you. He is completely faithful and has nothing but the best intentions for you. Even when this life is over, it is not the end. It will be the beginning of really living. The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me (Hebrews 13:6)? While you breathe, hope.

    Prayer: Father I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday :)! For those joining us for RHM Live, the message for the day is "The Key Master". Service will start at 11am EST (the room will open about 15 mins beforehand). We look forward to seeing you all there!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! While I breathe I hope! I love it! so very true! When in the middle of doom dispair and doubt the only shining light I see is the hope and promises of the truth in God! So thankful he is always with me! Thank you Pastor <3 God bless

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! It is our choice to trust God.

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: July 24, 2016

I've suffered too long from despair/depression until Father God opened my spiritual eyes, has gave me understanding and a reason to hope in Him. A thought and emotions sometimes cause me to faulter but,God has taught me to deal with it immeadeately and not let it linger so that the enemy satan can use it against me. I'm thankful for God using you pastor Dion and RHM family, to be a source of encouragement pointing the way to hope on the horizon. Praise Father God for His goodness and mercy endureth forever!

July 24, 2016
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Joseph  Dove
Joseph Dove

With God, you are invincible.

Stay positive and ALWAYS maintain a positive attitude and general outlook!

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! Richard, God is always faithful!

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Richard.  I can definitely relate, I used to push things I didn'twant to deal with to the back of my head,. I wouldn't recommend doing this because, when you can't push anymore it will hit you like a ton of bricks, not fun. Thank you Jesus for always being there for me and with me during my many trials! 

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN, Helena, I agree!

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady When trials come I am reminded of this promise. Psalm 121 A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I love this song too.

July 24, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer

Amen! I love that scripture.

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Joseph  Dove
Joseph Dove

Thank God that despite the physical and medical issues that my wife and I have and continually encounter, God remains faithful and true!

Sometimes it's not so hard to become bombarded with negativity but we have the 'eternal hope' and Godly promises to guide our sight and actions.

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! Joseph

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Now, this is believing God. I love all the positive in this devotion.

July 24, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Hope is life!.....My hope is in the Lord and He gives me life....Amenā£

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

July 24, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, let your sun shine through me! 

July 24, 2016
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Pastor Dion, every devotional you post encourages and uplifts me in some way. Because of you I am drawn more to God more than ever. I thirst him more, by praying all day and reading scripture. I enjoy RHM! Thank you so much! 

July 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you for reading Nichole  :)

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Thanks for all these Great Devotionals Pastor Dion! Praise God!

July 24, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

July 24, 2016
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Praise the Lord. Pastor this devotional got deep in My heart.

July 24, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Faith in the Lord and hope in His plans for me is what keeps me going. I feel that's one reason He has put my animals family in my life.  They keep me going and give me love and trust me,  and I've always felt their unconditional love is a reflection of God's love for me, and a leson to me on how I should love and have faith in God. And He knows while I may be tempted to give up on myself, I'll never give up on them. :)

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Mary hang  in there I feel you.

July 24, 2016
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Joy Sue Callahan
Joy Sue Callahan

Love this!!! As I was reading I began to realize how blessed I am; while things don't often move as fast as I would like, I never lose hope!! That fact I owe to God my Father....I'd never really thought of this before. 

Thank you Lord for my strength to keep hope and faith. Always keeping You in my life is what allows this.

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

No matter what we are going throughh e is always there for us Jesus laid down his life for us and he will see us through to the end!

July 24, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  What A Way to Start A Week!!  Keeping Hope Alive!!  Amen!! amen!! Amen!!

July 24, 2016
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Laura  Johnsen
Laura Johnsen

Thank you once again Pastor Dion for delivering the message that I needed to hear! RHM really restores my hope and I am so grateful!!

July 24, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Awesome!

 

July 24, 2016
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Terrie Kennedy
Terrie Kennedy

Thank you Pastor Dion...your daily messages are so needed as I forward many to others....I don't post much yet would like to ask special prayers for my dear friend who at this moment is receiving a lung transplant by the Grace of God....and pray for the donor's family as well as Dr.....

I would like to ask that all of you pray for my son, Seth who was in a head on collision but, survived ....he broke his neck and back but is not paralyzed. ..he is still not on the right path despite his blessings....I continue to lift him up and steer him as he did get saved soon after this....he is not living the life I know he cam because he continues to be weak by going back to wrong influences...he has a good heart and does believe in   Christ....pray he gets off that rocky road as he has a precious little boy that needs his Daddy.....thank all you...have a blessed week.

July 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Terrie, I'm so sorry about your son...praying for the Lord to help him through this, physically and emotionally <3.

July 24, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

 

Prayers goes for your friend and your son.  Constant praying with supplication will bring your son back to hope and faith with our LORD GOD. Hope is shining bright .  Just believe, trust and love our LORD GOD and all is going to be well with your son.  He will find his way back to our LORD GOD for he has a good heart and believe in Jesus Christ.

July 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 24, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

July 24, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me and I am so thankful for all that You do. Restore my hope and let Your Son shine through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 25, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank you Jesus for reminding me that there is still hope when am going through darkness of this life. Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion it let me know that what ever am going through all hope is not loss amen 

July 26, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Father thank you that we can put our hope in you,to lead guide and show us the way as we surrender all to you,and commit our plans to you. Help us to turn to you when things seem to be not working out as we expect to them to.,but to keep trusting you.In Jesus Christ I pray.

July 27, 2016
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

Such a comforting thought that God never abandons or forgets us. Even when our body dies, our soul returns to God and we are reunited in love.

July 27, 2016