SSMT 2017: Verse 14!


Hey Siestas,

My name is Mary, and I do all things accounting at Living Proof Ministries.  I haven’t had an opportunity to meet many of you, but I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you through Facebook and the blog.

But the verse in Colossians I keep camping on is a verse of encouragement.  Encouragement in the tough times.  Who can’t use some of that?

Colossians 1:11 in the Message says,

“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.”

God promises to help us through the hard times.  Too often I exhaust myself trying to push through in my own strength.  In those times when I make it through the storm on my own – it’s without joy and often without thanksgiving!  This verse reminds me to catch myself in the act of gritting my teeth – to stop and instead draw from the “glory-strength God gives.”  It is here in this posture I can rest in His promises.  It is here where He is truly glorified, and it here where I give Him all the thanks He deserves – right in the midst of the storm!


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  1. 1051
    Jamie says:

    Jamie, Kingston, OK

    Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.

    Psalm 139:14 New Living Translation

  2. 1052
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Ruston, LA
    “He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭145:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  3. 1053
    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    “And the LORD, He is the One who goes before
    you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor
    forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
    Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV)

  4. 1054
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy-Yonges Island, SC

    “Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;”

    Psalm 46:2

  5. 1055
    Kristina Howard says:

    Kristina Howard Harker Heights, Tx

    The LORD your God is with you,
    He is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you.
    He will quiet you with His love
    He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  6. 1056
    Mildred says:

    Mildred from Montserrat.

    And Jesus answering saith unto them; Have faith in God. Mark 11:22 (KJV)

  7. 1057
    Christina says:

    Christina Lawless Flower Mound, Texas
    “Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace and work hard to maintain it.” Psalms 34:14 NLT

  8. 1058
    Frances McCamey says:

    Frances McCamey,
    Orange, Texas
    …that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his spirit in your inner being,
    Ephesians 3:16 ESV

  9. 1059
    Patricia Clevenger says:

    Patricia Clevenger, Midland, TX

    “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

    Hebrews 10:23 NIV

  10. 1060
    Brooklyn says:

    Brooklyn from Arvada, CO

    Psalms 139:23 NLT- “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”

  11. 1061
    Bethany Mabin says:

    Bethany Mabin,Lehigh Acres, FL
    Psalm 27:2 NLT
    When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

  12. 1062
    Marsha Householder says:

    Marsha Householder
    Murrells Inlet, SC

    “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.”

    Proverbs 16:3

  13. 1063
    Sandy Harmer says:

    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
    Phil. 4:19 NIV

  14. 1064
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Gayla Stephens
    Cedartown, GA
    Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth
    and on the sea and all that is in them, singing:
    “To Him who sits on the throne
    and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power
    for ever and ever!”
    Revelation 5:13 NIV

  15. 1065
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg, AR
    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

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