SSMT 2017: Verse 16!

Hi Siestas!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI’m Diane.

I’ve enjoyed working here for many years in the area of Resources and Customer Care. (We have the BEST customers ever). I’ll soon be retiring but may I never retire from God’s Word! His Word always ministers life to me.

I chose to share two verses with you that I’ve been camping on during a season of personal loss.  My sister, Cindy, passed away suddenly July 1st.

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 (ESV)

That second one is a real mouthful but oh, so rich!  It’s a fact that we will all face times of loss and will miss our loved ones.  Tents do wear out. They weren’t meant to last. This earth is not our true home. But praise be to God who assures those who trust in Him that He will personally provide a forever home when we leave this planet.  And for those still here, He promises comfort and true peace. I can testify, it’s real!

Then, there’s more…

Jesus uses us to comfort others from His supply, not our own.  He’s so efficient and so faithful!

My prayer is that He will show Himself in all of your seasons too.

His and Yours,



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  1. 1051
    Amanda Suttles says:

    Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

    17 For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
    He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.[a]
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

  2. 1052
    Lacy says:

    Lacy, Eugene, OR
    “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.”
    2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV)

  3. 1053
    Pat says:

    “Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalm 90:14 (ESV)

    Crawfordsville, IN

  4. 1054
    Amanda B says:

    Amanda B. Valdosta, GA

    For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

    -Psalm 91:11

  5. 1055
    Mary F from Houston says:

    Romans 8:28 (NIV)

    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  6. 1056
    Sharon J. says:

    psalms 145:2 NIV
    Everyday I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever.

  7. 1057
    Kim Morris says:

    Kim, Richmond, Tx, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Eph 2:8,9 (NIV)

  8. 1058
    Gail says:

    Gail-Tyler, TX
    Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
    But to Your name give glory,
    Because of Your mercy,
    Because of Your truth.
    Psalm 115:1 NKJV

  9. 1059
    Stacy says:

    Stacy, Greenfield, IN

    Psalm 8:1

    O LORD, our LORD, how majestic is your name in all the earth. Who have displayed your splendor above the heavens!

  10. 1060
    Phyllis Winn says:

    Gilmer, Tx
    NIV 1 John 4:9 This is how Gd showed his love among us. He sent his one and only son into the world that we might live though him.

  11. 1061
    Lynn Greene says:

    Lynn Greene, Shelby, NC Mark 13:37 NIV
    “What I say to you, I say to everyone:’Watch!”

  12. 1062
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Salt Lake City, UT, Colossians 4:2-6 ESV

    “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

  13. 1063
    Rhonda Douglas says:

    Rhonda, Houston TX

    Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. Psalm 25:18 NIV

  14. 1064
    Denise Eldridge says:

    Dear Diane, You have been so helpful to me all these years that I have been ordering things related to my Bible Studies. Your kindness and efficiency have been noted in my mind.
    I lost a sister when we were in our twenties. I just had my 64th bday and I still miss her. She was a woman who loved God so much. That is our comfort.
    May our gracious Lord continue to bless your life and lead you in every way. He is our refuge and strength forever and until we see our sisters again.
    God Bless You my Sister in Christ,

  15. 1065
    Dian Helgerud says:

    Dian from Cocoa Beach,

    And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the good news that God saved you


  16. 1066
    Becky says:

    Becky, Roswell, GA

  17. 1067
    Becky says:

    Becky, Roswell, GA

    “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.”

    Romans 12:16, ESV

  18. 1068
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Chante Clarkson, Columbia, SC

    Be still before Him. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” — Exodus 14:14

  19. 1069
    Norma says:

    Norma, Holly, NO
    Proverbs 31:25
    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she smiles without fear of the future

  20. 1070
    Jami Johnson says:

    Jami Johnson. Tomball, TX. Age 32

    – Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me , when as yet there was none of them hem. Psalm 139:16 ESV

  21. 1071
    Amanda Hodge says:

    Amanda, Sherman, TX
    Psalm 25:14 KJV
    “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”

  22. 1072
    Sarah withers Canton,Ga says:

    and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there. He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
    Psalm 107:34‭-‬35 NIV

  23. 1073
    Danelle from CO says:

    Hebrews 12:16 (NIV)

    16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.

  24. 1074
    Rachel says:

    Rachel, Vancouver, WA.

    “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Hebrews 2:1

  25. 1075
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy, Tyler, Texas. ” Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. ” Psalm 51:6 ESV

  26. 1076
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Queen City, TX
    My Soul clings to You, Your right hand holds me up. Psalm 63.8 NLT

  27. 1077
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Tomball Eph 2:3

    Like the rest we were by nature objects of wrath.

  28. 1078
    Tanya says:

    Tanya, from Lorton, VA,
    Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

  29. 1079
    Michelle Giberson says:

    Michelle, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. Psalm 25:15 NIV

  30. 1080
    Stacie M. Gerathy says:

    Stacie M. Gerathy from Livonia, MI

    Philmon 1:16 no longer as a bondservant[c] but more than a bondservant, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

  31. 1081
    Christina says:

    Christina from Winter Haven, FL

    Psalms 62:9 ESV

    “Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.”

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