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. 601
    Lisa says:

    Lisa – Devils Lake, ND
    “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ”
    1 Corinthians 1:9

  2. 602
    Tami Jarrell says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) NIV

  3. 603
    Norma Jean says:

    Norma Jean from Medford, Oregon

    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

    Psalms 143:10 NIV

  4. 604
    Robin Byrd says:

    Robin Byrd, Columbia, S.C.

    ” A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes
    to the hills__From whence comes my help?
    My help comes from the LORD, Who made
    heaven and earth”
    Psalm 121:1-2. NKJV

  5. 605
    Andrea says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. Romans 5:7NIV

  6. 606
    Debi Newsome says:

    “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good;
    Blessed is the man who trust in Him!

    Psalm 34:8 NKJV

  7. 607
    Tracy Goldblum says:

    Tracy Goldblum, San Diego, CA

    The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1 NLT

  8. 608
    Teresa Gunderson says:

    Teresa. Orange City. Isaiah 41:10 (HCSB) Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.

  9. 609
    Mary Ellen Krivonen says:

    Mary Ellen in Laurel, MT
    “The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.” Ps. 97:6 NIV

  10. 610
    Michele Butler says:

    For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold Fro those who walk uprightly. Psalms 84:11 NKJV

  11. 611
    LaVerne Abbott says:

    LaVerne Abbott from Dallas, Ga.
    “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
    Isaiah 40:8 ESV

  12. 612
    Connie Harper says:

    Connie Harper, Tyler TX. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
    Matthew 24:35 ESV

  13. 613
    Nan Smith says:

    Nan Smith, Leawood, KS

    Psalm 128:1-2 “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways. When I eat the labor of my hands, I shall be happy, and it shall be well with me.” NIV

  14. 614
    Amy says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio
    For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13 ESV

  15. 615
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George UT
    Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Be strong and courageous, for the LORD will do this to all the enemies you fight.” Joshua 10:25 HCSB

  16. 616
    Kathleen Partin says:

    SSMT Verse 13
    Psalm 1:1
    How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!

    SSMT Verse 14
    Psalm 1:2
    Instead, his delight is in the Lords instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.


  17. 617
    Amy Carter says:

    Amy Carter, Charleston, S.C. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:14 NKJV

  18. 618
    Lisa Walden says:

    Lisa Walden – Arlington Tx

    Mark 1:35 NIV
    Very early in the morning, while it is still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

  19. 619
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Romans 8:14 Kathy Woodway Tx

    For all who are being led by the Spirit of God these are sons of God.

  20. 620
    Kelly Scholl says:

    Kelly, Delaware, OH

    Colossians: 3:5 (NIV) “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”

  21. 621
    Dana Banks says:

    Dana, San Angelo, Texas

    “I commit”.”Better a little with fear of the Lord than a great treasure with turmoil.” Proverbs 15:16 (CEB).

  22. 622
    Emily bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”

    Psalms 1:4 ESV

  23. 623
    Rebecca Austin says:

    Rebecca , Birmingham, AL
    “because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
    Lamintations 3: 22-23 NIV

  24. 624
    Ann Wellen says:

    Ann from Mandeville, la

    Psalm 31:24 (NLT)
    So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!

  25. 625
    Ashley says:

    Ashley, Marshalltown, IA

    Psalm 25:14 NIV – “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.”

  26. 626
    Darcy S. says:

    Darcy, Rosenberg, TX “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  27. 627
    jami says:

    Shelby, NC

    Psalm 32:8 The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

  28. 628
    Sam Caruso says:

    Sam Caruso, Frisco Texas

    “Do everything without complaining or arguing”

    Philippians 2:14

  29. 629
    Jerrie Reynolds says:

    Jerrie – Longview, TX
    Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. Ephesians 6:19 NIV

  30. 630
    Kathy says:

    Conroe, TX
    Jeremiah 17:7 NASB
    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
    And whose trust is the Lord

  31. 631
    Miriam says:

    The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. Ps. 145:14 ESV

  32. 632
    Rebekah Reed says:

    Rebekah Reed from Green Bay, WI:

    “Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.'” (Isaiah 49:6)

  33. 633
    Kelley Baker says:

    Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. Psalm 25:12 NIV

  34. 634
    Janice Wyatt, Jena, La. says:

    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

  35. 635
    Liz Scherer says:

    Liz Scherer
    Fort Worth, TX
    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Godʼs special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  36. 636
    Stacey Deyoung says:

    Stacey DeYoung-Morocco,In
    Psalm 139:5 NIV
    “You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me. “

  37. 637
    PUNKY TOLSON says:

    Punky Tolson, Tyler, TX, “…but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord.” Philemon 14, ESV.

  38. 638
    Sharon Toth says:

    Sharon, Lincoln Park, Mi
    Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
    Psalm34:8 NLT

  39. 639
    Chris Robertson says:

    Chris Robertson from Fort Wayne, IN
    The Lord confides in those who fear Him;he makes. His convenant known to them. Psalm 25:14 NIV

  40. 640
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona :
    “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
    John 1:14 ESV

  41. 641
    Darcy Hicks says:

    Darcy Hicks, Pace, FL ~

    “…for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust.”

    Psalm 103:14

  42. 642
    Margaret Jones says:

    Margaret Jones, Arlington, TX “I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of despair, out of the miry clay and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.” Psalm 40: 1-2 NASB

  43. 643
    Leslie Clay says:

    Leslie Clay, Houston

    When I pray
    You answer me
    You encourage me by giving me the strength I need.

    Psalm 138:3 NLT

  44. 644
    Lindsey says:

    Lindsey Carelock from Waller, TX: “Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.” Ephesians 3:7 ESV

  45. 645
    Cyndi Patterson says:

    Cyndi Patterson
    Bloomdale, Ohio

    “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones” — Jude 14 (NIV)

  46. 646
    Mary Saul says:

    Mary Saul
    Houston, TX
    2 Timothy 1:14. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you. HCSB

  47. 647
    Becky says:

    Becky, Lawrenceville, GA

    For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11 (KJV)

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    Syneva Mullins says:

    Psalm 139:14English Standard Version (ESV)

    14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
    Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.

    Syneva Mullins, Topeka, KS

  49. 649
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid, Cypress Texas. Micah 6:8. Holman Christian Standard Bible

    Mankind, he has told you what is good and what it is that the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.

  50. 650
    Meredith Buchanan says:

    Meredith B
    Collierville Tn

    “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you,
    Show me the way I should go for to you I entrust my life.”
    Psalm 143:8. NR Life Application Bible.

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