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,
Di

 

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  1. 501
    Ansley Kircher says:

    “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭143:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  2. 502
    Rita Quinan says:

    Rita – Alva, Florida

    “Keep a clear mind in every situation, endure hardships, work at telling others the Good News and fulfill your ministry.”

    2 Timothy 4:5 – NLT

  3. 503
    Kayla Lane says:

    Kayla Lane; Bloomington, IL
    “The Lord direct the steps of the godly. He Delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
    Psalm 37:23-24

  4. 504
    Kari Blackmore says:

    Nyssa, OR

    With long life I will satisfy him,
    And show him My salvation.
    Psalm 91:16 NKJV

  5. 505
    Bette Eckel says:

    Bette from Danville, PA
    Psalm 25:16 NIV
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

  6. 506
    Brady Bradshaw says:

    Brady bradshaw, Orlando FL. ““Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  7. 507
    Lucille Goins says:

    Lucille Goins, Fulton Mo.
    Psalm 111:7 NKJV
    The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure.

  8. 508
    Rita Brake says:

    Rita Brake from Los Alamos NM ” Above all,put on love-the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3:14HCSB

  9. 509
    Veronica Long says:

    Roni – Demopolis, AL – “He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.” NLT Psalm 103:10

  10. 510
    Susan Jezek says:

    Susan Jezek, St. Petersburg, Florida

    “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

    PSALM 118:24 ESV

  11. 511
    Phylis Wright says:

    Phylis Wright, Rio Rancho, NM

    “Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by Him, and afflicted.”

    Isaiah 53:4 NIV

  12. 512
    LISA WALDEN says:

    Lisa Walden – Arlington Texas

    Mathew 5:4-5 NIV
    Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

  13. 513
    Becky Bigbie says:

    Becky Bigbie from Highland Village, Tx
    Dear brothers and sisters, I love you and long to see you for you are my joy and the reward of my work. So please stay true to the Lord, my dear friends. Philippians 4:1 NLV

  14. 514
    Neta says:

    1 John 4:1-3 NKJV
    4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

  15. 515
    Candy Redel says:

    Candy from St Louis MO
    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  16. 516
    Sarah says:

    Sarah in Sonora, CA

    Col. 1:9-12

    Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work. 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.

  17. 517
    Lori says:

    Lori, Toledo

    2 Timothy 2:10 HCSB “This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.”

  18. 518
    Christy says:

    Christy, Cape Girardeau, MO. I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. Philippians 2:20 NIV

  19. 519
    Lisa Herbstreit says:

    Lisa H from Georgetown, TX

    Wait for the LORD:
    Be strong and courageous,
    Wait for the LORD.
    Psalm 27:14 HCSB

  20. 520
    Charmaine says:

    Charmaine, Miami FL — “Moreover, keep me from committing flagrant sins;
    do not allow such sins to control me.
    Then I will be blameless,
    and innocent of blatant rebellion.” Psalm 19:13 NET

  21. 521
    Debbie Hernandez says:

    Debbie Hernandez, Atascocita, TX
    “…but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.” Exodus 20:10a

  22. 522
    Judy Dreeszen says:

    Judy from Clay Center, Kansas “For troubles surround me — too many to count. My sins pile up so high I can’t see my way out. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost all courage.” Psalm 40:12 NLT

  23. 523
    Cheryl says:

    Cheryl, Harleysville PA
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. Romans 15:13, 33 NKJV

  24. 524
    Beth Kaiser says:

    Beth, Dyersburg,TN
    Call me and I will answer you,and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3 ESV

  25. 525
    Angela Cottrell says:

    For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, Ephesians 1:15 NLT

  26. 526
    Dacia Edmonson says:

    Dacia Edmonson, Bullard, TX

    She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
    Proverbs 31:27 NIV

  27. 527
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Vicksburg, MS “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

  28. 528
    Miriam says:

    You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing. Ps. 145:16 ESV

  29. 529
    Annette Webb says:

    Annette Webb, Cuyahoga Falls, OH: “To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him? An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts it for silver chains.” Isaiah 40:18-19 ESV

  30. 530
    Angela Cottrell says:

    Oops. I sent the wrong verse. It’s this one.

    I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, Ephesians 1:16 NLT

  31. 531
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood, Crestview, Florida

    The Lord bless you and keep you.
    The LORD make His face sine upon you
    and be gracious. Numbers 6:24-25 (NIV)

    Always Remember Jesus Loves You

  32. 532
    Lynette dykhuizen says:

    Lynette, Nashville, TN
    “”There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  33. 533
    Peggyann Calderwood says:

    Peggyann Calderwood Crestview, Florida

    The LORD bless you and keep you.
    The LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious.
    Numbers 6:24-25

    Always Remember Jesus Loves You

  34. 534
    Fay Gossen says:

    Fay, Springfield, MO
    Ephesians 6:19 NIV
    Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

  35. 535
    Stacey DiGrazia says:

    Dear Di,

    My condolences on the death of your beloved sister Cindy. May God continue to comfort you in your loss and grief. Be gentle with yourself and know that you are not alone in your lamenting and sorrow, Jesus is grieving with you. …

    Thank you for all you do for us “customers!” God is using you to help flourish this, His, ministry. We appreciate you and all you do behind the scenes! I also feel thankful for the testimony you gave of God’s faithfulness and the verses you shared. …

    Stacey DiGrazia, Elgin, Ill.

    “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”

    Psalm 25:16 NIV

  36. 536
    Carol Bowden says:

    Carol B., Conyers, GA
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
    Isaiah 61:3 (NIV)

  37. 537
    Faye Tronsgard says:

    Faye from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23-24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  38. 538
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    Keri Lee, Las Vegas, NV. “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  39. 539
    Betty M says:

    Betty M Voltaire ND 2 Cor 5:1 ESV “Now we know that the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven not built by human hands.”

  40. 540
    Kylee Lee says:

    Kylee Lee, Las Vegas, NV. “And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  41. 541
    Teresa Ator says:

    Teresa, Tyler TX
    Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace! Ephesians 4:3, NLT

  42. 542
    LaVerne Abbott says:

    LaVerne from Dallas, Ga.
    “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ”
    Psalm 119:105 ESV

  43. 543
    Kathy says:

    Kathy
    Woodstock, Ga
    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
    and into His courts with praise;
    Be thankful unto Him,
    and bless His name.
    Psalm 100:4 KJV

  44. 544
    Kathy King says:

    Kathy King
    Woodstock, Ga
    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
    and into His courts with praise;
    Be thankful unto Him,
    and bless His name.
    Psalm 100:4 KJV

  45. 545
    Peggy Jenkins says:

    Peggy from Homer, IL
    “He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.””
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  46. 546
    Barb H says:

    Barb * Willow Park TX

    Psalm 143:10 (NKJV)
    Teach me to do Your will,
    For You are my God;
    Your Spirit is good.
    Lead me in the land of uprightness.

  47. 547
    Cheryl says:

    Austin, TX
    But godliness with contentment is great gain,
    1 Timothy 6:6 (ESV)

  48. 548
    Debbie Peters says:

    Debbie Peters, Bassett, Virginia

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know how we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 NIV

  49. 549
    Michelle M O'Banion says:

    Michelle O’Banion from Grandview, Tx

    “I have put My words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand.”
    Isaiah 51:16 NIV

  50. 550
    Dawn Weeks says:

    Dawn, Mt. Olive, NC
    2 Timothy 2:1 ESV

    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus”

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