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. 451
    Peggy Miles says:

    Peggy Miles from Jackson, Michigan:

    21) Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because He raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great glory.
    22) You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
    I Peter 1:21-22 (NLT)

  2. 452
    Crystal says:

    Crystal. Livonia. Mi.

    “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15. ESV

  3. 453
    Judy Campbell says:

    Judy of Marietta, GA: But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. 1 John 2:5. NIV

  4. 454
    Susie Johnson says:

    Susie Johnson, Bloomington, IN “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭25:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  5. 455
    Dian Helgerud says:

    Furthermore, because we have been united with Christ,
    we have received an inheritance from God,
    for he chose us in advance,
    and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
    Ephesians 1:11 (NLT)

  6. 456
    Connie Harper says:

    Connie Harper Tyler, TX. If we live, we live for the Lord. If we die, we die for the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8 NIV

  7. 457
    Jana Wright says:

    Jana Wright from Bennington, Vermont
    Psalm 121:7 – The Lord will keep you from harm – he will watch over your life.

  8. 458
    Ketha Knuth says:

    From Marysville, MI
    Romans 8:28 – We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. The Voice

  9. 459
    Grace Kunde says:

    Grace, Sandy Utah
    My eyes are ever toward the Lord for He will pluck my feet out of the net. Psalm 25:15 ESV

  10. 460
    Rachael Ornelas says:

    Rachael Ornelas San Marcos TX

    Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power the enemy [possesses] and nothing shall in any way harm you.
    Luke 10:19 AMPC

  11. 461
    Ginny Caroleo says:

    Ginny from Hamden, CT
    Proverbs 31:24

    She makes linen garments and sells them,
    And supplies sashes for the merchants.

  12. 462
    Rebecca Putman says:

    Rebecca Putman, Lexington KY
    Psalm 146:2 “I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to God as long as I live.”

  13. 463
    Bonnie Slawinski, Johnson City, TX says:

    Romans 12:12 NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

  14. 464
    Tami Jarrell says:

    Tami, Louisiana

    “But as for me; I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior, my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7) NIV

  15. 465
    Crista says:

    Forest, VA

    When the LORD brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad.

    –Psalm 126:1-3 NASB

  16. 466
    Amy Libdan says:

    Amy Gettysburg, PA
    But I trust in you, O Lord, I say, You are my God. My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15a ESV

  17. 467
    Michelle Johnson says:

    Michelle, Hart, MI
    Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You; teach me in the way I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul.
    Psalm 143:8 NASB

  18. 468
    Reeder says:

    Auburn, AL
    Hebrews 10:24-25

    “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

  19. 469
    Natalia Dryer says:

    Natalia Dryer, Longview, Texas

    Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.””
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭77:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  20. 470
    Michelle Johnson says:

    Michelle, Hart, MI
    Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You; teach me in the way I should walk; for to YOU I lift up my soul.
    Palm 143:8 NASB

  21. 471
    Gail Peacock says:

    Gail Peacock, Longview, Texas

    Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  22. 472
    Stacy Baker says:

    Stacy B Detroit Michigan

    “By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me- a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 (niv)

  23. 473
    Rhonda Minot,ND says:

    Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever. Philemon15

  24. 474
    Kathy krimsky says:

    Kathy, Houston, TX
    James 1:12
    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  25. 475
    Nancy Furzecott says:

    Nance from Newmarket ON Canada
    “And now dear brothers and sisters we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
    1 Thess 4:13

  26. 476
    Melody says:

    Melody from Borden, Indiana: “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21

  27. 477
    Mary Nichter says:

    But they that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

  28. 478
    Rebecca Weatherford Webster says:

    “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God!
    Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  29. 479
    Sandra Epperson says:

    Sandy E.; Kansas City, Missouri; “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4. NIV

  30. 480
    Toni Sidler says:

    Toni Sidler, Argyle, TX
    This you know, my beloved brethren, but let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. James 1:19, NASB

  31. 481
    Adri Ann Smit says:

    Adri Smit, Hospers, IA. “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”
    Psalm 19:7. NIV

  32. 482
    Charlie Carraway says:

    Charlie Carraway- Sopchoppy,FL
    “The heavens were made by the word of the Lord and all the stars by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:6 (HCSB)

  33. 483
    Gerri Bormida says:

    “I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh”.
    Galatians 5:17 HCSB

  34. 484
    Michelle says:

    Michelle from FL “May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT

  35. 485
    Carrie Lagas says:

    Carrie Lagas, North Potomac, MD

    “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” 2 Timothy 2:16 NIV

  36. 486
    Ann Smith says:

    Ann, Mapleton, Maine

    Psalm 25:16 NASB
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted.

  37. 487
    Ann says:

    Psalm 130:5 (CSB)

    I wait for the Lord; I wait and put my hope in his word.

    Mandeville, La

  38. 488
    Whitney Jarnagin says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    “and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator”.
    Col. 3:10 ESV

  39. 489
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl from Everett, PA “This you know my beloved brethren, but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” James 1:19 NASB

  40. 490
    JulieB says:

    Sharpsburg Ga.
    Psalm 121:7 NIV
    “The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life;

  41. 491

    Kimberly Bignon- Orlando, Florida
    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions, with all
    kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind,
    be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
    Ephesians 6:18 NIV

  42. 492
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Irvine, CA: “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” Deuteronomy 32:4 (NIV)

  43. 493
    Kisha Majors says:

    Kisha from Wylie, TX.: “I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.” Psalm 119:112 NKJV

  44. 494
    Melissa says:

    Melissa from Sacramento, CA “Whoever is wise let him
    attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.”
    Psalm 107:43, ESV

  45. 495
    Sandie Powell says:

    Sandie a Powell
    Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 34:16
    “The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” KJV

  46. 496
    Vanessa says:

    Johnson City

    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
    Hebrews 11:1 NIV

  47. 497
    Carol King says:

    Carol King, Ft. Worth, TX

    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits

    Psalms 103:2 NASB

  48. 498
    Jennifer Williams says:

    Jennifer, Chattanooga, TN
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him.
    1 John 5:14-15 NIV

  49. 499
    Kim Curtis says:

    Kim Curtis from Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Psalm 103:16 NLT
    “The wind blows and we are gone as though we had never been here.”

  50. 500
    Audrey says:

    Audrey~Lebanon, IN
    2 Timothy 1:18 TNIV
    May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.

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