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All is Lost

  • David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the souls of all the people were grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 WEB

    David was distressed. He and his men had wept until they no longer had the strength to weep. When they returned to their town, they had found it burned to the ground and all of their wives, children and belongings had been taken. Now the six hundred men, who were David's trusted friends, spoke of killing him themselves. David was sitting on the ground with nothing, no family, no friends, and no belongings. He had lost everything.

    Then David pulled himself together, he strengthened himself in God. He asked God if He should pursue the Amalekites, and the Lord answered him that day and told him to pursue, for he would recover all. David and his men went after a much larger enemy force, defeated them, and brought back everyone and everything that had been taken from them. Nothing was missing (1 Samuel 30:19).

    Sometimes it is just you and God facing a great challenge, and you have to make the best of it. Especially when those that you once trusted, turn into your enemy. When the world turns its back on you, He is still there. When you feel alone in the crowd, God is still there.

    When David was completely alone, he turned to God and received the answer because a word from the Lord changes everything. Talk to God, build yourself back up, ask Him for the answers, strengthen yourself in the Lord. Whatever you do, don't give up because God is able to help you recover all and can make a bad situation, into a victory.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Thank you all who joined us yesterday for Sunday''s message: "Who is the Holy Spirit?". The message was the first part of a series on the person and gifts of the Spirit. If you would like to watch the recording or read the text, please go to the Watch page on the site menu. We would also love to see your feedback and comments on the message page, too. Have a blessed day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles


Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you

August 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, Dianna!

August 29, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas

Thank you Pastor Dion I needed to hear that at the right time. I won't give up although sometimes I feel that way. Thanks again for the encouraging words.

August 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Rosemary!

August 29, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus. 

August 29, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you  lord  for  your  word  this fine  day  hallelajuh  amen

 

August 29, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

        Amazing--- ha, what a story!!!

August 29, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Lord without you in my life, there is no purpose; you sustain me everyday and build me up everyday!  Thank you loving Father for always encouraging me and forgiving me for my transgressions.  I pray to you "Father, in Heaven I Love You and thank you for the gift of your most precious Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever and every", Amen!!

August 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 29, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Last Saturday I moved and my x husband pushed me an threw my belongings. I'm considering filing a police report. I'm praying and think this is the right thing to do. He also had my daughter and is refusing to allow me to talk to her. This message spoke volumes to me. May God give me the courage to be strong stand up for truth and be wise. Come Holy Spirit. 

August 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Praying for you Michelle.

 

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Michelle, I am so sorry for all that you have been going through. I know you have been planning all along to bring your girls, so if he is holding her without custody rights, you certainly need to file a report, as well as for the violence. You will probably have to continue dealing with him in life because of your daughters and he needs to know that violence is not something that is acceptable. Praying for you, sister <3!

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent for you.  LORD GOD have mercy on Michelle and please give her strength and endurance in all that she is going through, in the name of OUR  LOR JESUS CHRIST.  Amen

August 29, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

As the trials and storms come, I find when I am most vulnerable and "feel" the most alone that He reveals His presence and binds up whatever negative "feelings" I may have. As I come to him "feeling" alone and helpless, He raises me up, He strengthens me and He restores my joy. As you can see I highlighted feel , because that is all it is. It is a "feeling", it is not reality. In reality He is there , He "never" leaves and I am "never" without Him, I am "never" alone.

August 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! I believe this.

 

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, Carol, He is just as close as we are willing to let Him be!

August 29, 2016
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Karen Stoeger
Karen Stoeger

You're so right! Thank you!

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is always there for us.  HE maybe silent but LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is always there for HE IS MERCIFUL, LOVING AND FAITHFUL.  aMEN

August 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 29, 2016
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April Williams
April Williams

Amen, I believe this to. It is very important as my husband and I have learned that each one of us needs to have our own relationship with the Lord, because there are going to be those times, that it will only be God who can carry you through.

My husband and I are really one. I tell you there are times when one of us feels so helpless because there doesn't seem to be anything that you can do to help the other but we know that God will pull them through.

August 29, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, April!

August 29, 2016
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Karen Stoeger
Karen Stoeger

I've always been in admiration of David's strength in that moment as he turned to the Lord! Then they were encouraged by God's response and capturing all that was taken from them. 

This morning I woke up with a horrible feeling from a bad dream and feelings of depression. I can't wait to turn to the Word of God and release that awful feeling and renew my strength in the Lord! Thank you for giving this inspirational message this morning. I really needed to hear it! 

God bless you!

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I lift up Karen to you and pray that you deliver her from the spirit of depression and silence the voices of the enemy in her dreams. Please shine your light into her spirit and fill her with your joy, in the name of Jesus, amen!

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 29, 2016
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman

Our Sunday School lesson yesterday was the very same!  All about how David turned to God in his hour of need!  You did an awesome job covering David's turning right to God over the loss of everything for the his whole army.  May God continue to bless you and your wonderful ministry.  

August 29, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

In the last few weeks I have had to rely on only God to strengthen me and help me thru. I only had God to talk to and I have a picture of Jesus looking up to God on the cross about doing His will and not mine. He was utterly alone and looking at that picture helped me to keep going. I remembered the scripture how David strengthened himself in the Lord and that helped me as well.  Thru it all, God is my very present help in trouble and remains my closest friend.

August 29, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Love scriptural pictures as you described.  Been thinking how the Lord left so many examples for us to relate to.  I love it when I remember scripture like that & pictures.  Pray Blessings over you & strength from the Lord to hold you.  I have one I want to take a pic of & send it to you Audry.

August 29, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Cool!

September 2, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you, Dion!  Just sent this msg to my husband in a mtg determing my husband's work future.  Our future.  Yes, build ourselves up.  Been praying & filling up in scripture.  Sent other scripture from Psalm 91 & Eph 6:10 to end.  Earlier he text me that 3 men just had their grievances finished & Charlie hoped he was next.  His job & our future is with the Lord.  Financial crisis here.  Plz pray.  It is 11:30 & have not heard anything.  Let you know.  We decided awhile back to clean every room out of a anything not needed for Hope Rescue Mission.  Taken two loads there & one today.  Also another is getting ready.  We said ..are we moving Lord or staying here?  We know it is good to give.  Also know God is in charge!

August 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, please have mercy on Cheryl and Charlie and do not let them fall here. Please bless Charlie with favor at the workplace and move on his behalf for the best result, in the name of Jesus, amen!

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 29, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Jehovah Girah must be your reliance and Faith!

 

August 29, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A word from the Lord changes everything. What hope we have in Him! Thank you for this reminder, Pastor Dion.

August 29, 2016
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La Toya  Grant
La Toya Grant

Speaks to me

August 29, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Merceredited: August 29, 2016

God remained silent for 400 years in Jewish History.   The people had no WORD, but went on in their ceremonies and religious observances.  That is the situation many face over years of continued faithfulness in prayer.  I Know I am never alone in the SPIRIT's Presence and have only a very simple Faith upon which to base my Life.

August 29, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

So true sometimes it's just you and God facing a challenge. But who better than to face a challenge with? May we always remember to strengthen ourselves in the Lord. Such a timely word, thank you. Amen♡

August 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! I pray Lord that would push me to the next step in Jesus name Amen! !

August 29, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

August 29, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you for your daily devotion Pastor Dion. :-) I claim your prayer over me in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and give me a push me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

August 29, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, I love You today and I look to You for the answer. Please give me wisdom and a clear vision for my life. Open the doors that I should go through, and help me to take the next step. I want all that You have for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 30, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.In the past years when a lot younger,I was so alone amongst strangers.God really touched my heart,and placed songs on my heart to sing.O what joy filled my heart,and lifted me up.Thank you Father for the times when I have felt alone,you have reached out and touched me.,and been there with me.Father please give me wisdom and guidance for the plan that you have for me ,and help me to be willing to do your will,and where you want me to be.In the name of Jesus I pray.Thank you Pastor Dion for this daily devotion and payer,and for your love and care for us all,and your ministry.

August 30, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank  you Lord for being there for me when my friends and family who I trusted turned their backs on me. But I know that you are going to come to recover what belong to me turn my bad situation into a victory amen. Thanks Pastor Todd for this devotion it sure give me hope and not to give up. 

August 31, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor.I really needed to read this again,as I find it very encouraging.Thank you aHeavenly Faher,just knowing you are always there for me ,fills my heart with joy,and thanks giving.

September 8, 2016