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. 551
    Christy Youngblood says:

    Cheryl, Christy, Karen A Cord of Three Strands
    Jay, OK

    Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

    Eph. 6:19-20

  2. 552
    Karen says:

    Karen, Clarksville, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:20 NIV

  3. 553
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA:

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,”

    Ephesians 1:3 NKJV

  4. 554
    Dawn Atwood says:

    Dawn Atwood, McKinney, TX
    “You’ll march on top of lions and vipers; you’ll trample young lions and serpents underfoot.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:13‬ ‭CEB‬‬

  5. 555
    Brenda K. Orlow says:

    Brenda – Jordan, MN
    Psalm 50:14 (NLT)
    “Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God.”

  6. 556
    Jane Preas says:

    Jane Preas, Cooper, Texas: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10 ESV

  7. 557
    Nancy Dal Pian says:

    Nancy Dal Pian, Port Charlotte, FL
    James 1:22 NIV
    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

  8. 558
    Amy says:

    Amy from Baltimore, MD

    For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good

    works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in

    them. Ephesians 2:10 NAB

  9. 559
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H. Jonesboro, GA

    Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

    1 Cor 6:19-20 NIV

  10. 560
    Kimyetta Hayden says:

    Kimyetta H. Jonesboro, GA

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    John 8:36 NIV

  11. 561
    Kimberly Kleimann says:

    Kimberly, Chico, CA

    If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me. Psalm 66:18 KJV

  12. 562
    Diane hotchkiss says:

    Diane from Cypress, TX
    “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  13. 563
    Richella Stawski-Pueblo CO says:

    Romans 8:28

    “And we know that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”

  14. 564
    Wendy Karabensh says:

    Wendy Karabensh from Vero Beach:
    …(for the fruit of the light consists in
    all goodness, righteousness and truth)
    and find out what pleases the Lord.
    Ephesians 5:9-10

  15. 565
    Denise Ciofani says:

    Denise Ciofani from Lexington, NC. “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5 NIV

  16. 566
    Sharron Fires says:

    SKay Fires, Possum Kingdom Lake, near Graford, TX
    Daniel 9:8 (HCSB)
    LORD, public shame belongs to us, our kings, our leaders, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
    Is this not appropriate for our country’s situation today? Lord help us to overcome the racism that plaques us & protect us from our foreign enimies. Amen

  17. 567
    Allison says:

    Allison from Albany, GA: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Galatians 6:7 NIV

  18. 568
    Aj Schwanz says:

    Aj from Newberg, OR. “Some believers came to me and told me that you are faithful to the truth. They told me that you continue to live by it. That gave me great joy.” (3 John 3 NIRV)

  19. 569
    Linda Hammett says:

    Linda Hammett from Wake Forest, NC says:
    “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. Let us shout joyfully to Him with
    (Psalm 95.2, NAS)

  20. 570
    Chante Clarkson says:

    Chante from Columbia, SC

    Phil 4:7

    7. and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  21. 571
    Rita Harrison says:

    Rita Harrison from Cantonment, FL

    “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.”

    Psalms 143:8 NIV

  22. 572
    Beverly says:

    Beverly, Jackson, TN

    “You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that
    you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name, He will give you.”

    -John 15:16 HCSB

  23. 573
    Cara Railey says:

    Cara Railey from Springfield, Missouri: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 ESV

  24. 574
    Laura says:

    Laura from Sebree, KY
    “Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

  25. 575
    Sherry says:

    Psalm 34:18 NIV

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  26. 576
    Sherry says:

    Psalm 34:18 NIV

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

  27. 577
    Amy Hawk says:

    Amy – Hood River Oregon.
    “Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.” Psalm 45:15, NIV

  28. 578
    Dalene says:

    1 Peter 5:6-7New International Version (NIV)

    6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  29. 579
    Becky Bell says:

    Becky Bell Westerville, Ohio
    When I said, “Darkness will surely trample me down” then, to my great joy, night was luminous.
    Psalm 139:11 Moffatt

  30. 580
    Judy says:

    Judy, Satellite Beach, FL

    but they who 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)

  31. 581
    Judy Grieve says:

    Judy Grieve from Clarks Hill SC

    “The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  32. 582
    Casey Hale says:

    Casey Hale, Grapevine, Texas

    “Turn to me, God, and have mercy on me because I’m alone and suffering.”
    Psalm 25:16 – CEB

  33. 583
    Emily Davis says:

    Emily Davis, Loveland, CO. “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NASB)

  34. 584
    Deb Davis says:

    Deb Davis, Loveland, CO. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)

  35. 585
    Marie Franse says:

    Marie Franse, Albuquerque, NM. Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.”
    Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

  36. 586
    Nancy Lori says:

    Nancy Lori – Holland, MI
    Colossians 4:2 ESV
    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

  37. 587
    Gloria Willingham says:

    Gloria, Irving, TX – “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 13:1 NIV

  38. 588
    Amy Guth says:

    Amy Guth from Canton, MS

    “But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”

    Malachi 4:2 ESV

  39. 589
    Linda Westmoreland says:

    Galatians 6:7 ESV

    Do not be deceived, God will not be mocked, for whatever on sows, that will he also reap.

  40. 590
    Julianne McDaniel says:

    Julianne M. Grass Valley, CA

    My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
    Turn to me and be gracious to me for I am lonely and afflicted.

    Psalms 25:15-16

  41. 591
    Lisa Gaska says:

    Lisa G, Pittsburgh PA “the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:16 NIV

  42. 592
    Cindy from Richmond, Tx. says:

    Cindy from Richmond, Tx. 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.

  43. 593
    Amber Darrow says:

    Amber from Newnan,
    “Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
    1 Peter 6

  44. 594
    Melanie Shoaf says:

    Melanie Shoaf
    Midland, MI
    The saying is trustworthy, for:
    if we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful- for he cannot deny himself.
    2 Timothy 2:11-13 ESV

  45. 595
    Tami L Canterbury says:

    Clearwater, FL

    John 15:13-14
    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down on’es life for one’s friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command.

  46. 596
    Kim, New Castle, PA says:

    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25:1 NIV

  47. 597
    Andrea Sellers says:

    Andrea Sellers, Round Rock, TX Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NIV

  48. 598
    Stephanie Walters says:

    Stephanie from Murrells Inlet, SC
    “One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness and one confesses with the mouth resulting in salvation.” Romans 10:10 NIV

  49. 599
    Lori Ledoux says:

    Beaumont, Texas

    Your eyes foresaw my actions;
    in your book all are written down;
    my days were shaped, before one came to be.

    Ps. 139:16 NAB

  50. 600
    Heather Rattray says:

    Heather Louisville, KY
    “Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.”
    Jeremiah 33:3 (NLT)

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