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. 601
    Nan Smith says:

    Nan Smith, Leawood, KS.

    Micah 7:7. ” As for me, I watch expectantly for the Lord, the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” NIV

  2. 602
    Janine Lingner says:

    Janine – Corona, CA
    “You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.” James 2:24 (NIV)

  3. 603
    Natalie Malec says:

    Natalie Malec, Grand Prairie, TX
    “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

  4. 604
    Julia Eisiminger says:

    Julia Eisiminger from Ortonville, Michigan, “You are althogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” The Song of Solomon 4:7 (ESV)

  5. 605
    Alison Sparre, Sacramento, CA says:

    Isaiah 12:2 NASB
    Behold, God is my salvation,
    I will trust and not be afraid;
    For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
    And He has become my salvation.”

  6. 606
    Pam Marshall says:

    Pam Marshall from Mason, Ohio:
    “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 (NLT)

  7. 607
    Susan says:

    Hi from Susan in OP Kansas!
    The LORD is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
    Psalm 103:8 NLT

  8. 608
    Teresa Gunderson says:

    Teresa. Orange City. Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

  9. 609
    Jodi Schiebout says:

    “Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching you have heard from me, with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”
    2 Tim. 1:13, NIV

  10. 610
    Shelly Elston says:

    Shelly Elston, Portland, OR

    “Happy is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways.”

    Psalm 128:1

  11. 611
    Karen Sanders says:

    Karen Sanders, Burleson, TX, “Be joyful always” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV

  12. 612
    Brooke Gage says:

    Brooke Gage, Highlands Ranch Co
    “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

  13. 613
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie from Semmes, Al
    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes. 5:16-18 NIV

  14. 614
    Sarah Boyce says:

    Sarah Boyce from Columbia, MO
    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8

  15. 615
    Fran Scott says:

    Fran Scott, Stafford TX: “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

  16. 616
    Linda Wright says:

    Linda Wright, Sugar Land, Texas – When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Psalm 32:3 NIV

  17. 617
    Sandra, Ruskin, Florida says:

    Ephesians 1:17 ESV
    …that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him…

  18. 618
    Louise Armistead says:

    1Peter 5:6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time.

  19. 619
    Debbie Davis says:

    For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
    2 Corinthians 10:3

  20. 620
    Shawn says:

    Shawn in AZ

    Because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

    1 Peter 1:16 NKJV

  21. 621
    Janice Goodall says:

    Janice, Springdale, AR

    “Far be it from You to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked,
    so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from You!
    Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?”

    Genesis 18:25 ESV

  22. 622
    Margaret Neil says:

    Margaret Neil Jackson, TN

    for our God us a consuming fire.

    Hebrews 12:29 NIV

  23. 623
    Judy Frederick says:

    For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brothers. Romans 8:29 NIV

  24. 624
    Jennifer Tricarico says:

    Jennifer T from Fairfax, VA
    With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:16 ESV

  25. 625
    Sheree Campbell says:

    Sheree Campbell, Phoenix, AZ

    “For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self discipline” 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

  26. 626
    Sandy Hartley says:

    Song of Songs 1:2 (NIV)
    Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful then wine.
    Sandy, Clatskanie OR

  27. 627
    Phoebe Cunningham says:

    Phoebe Cunningham from Tucson, Arizona:
    For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
    John 1:16 ESV

  28. 628
    Leah says:

    Leah from Lacey, WA

    Therefor don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.

    Matthew 6:34 (HCSB)

  29. 629
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Chehalis, WA: Psalm 143:10 ESV – Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

  30. 630
    Claudia says:

    Claudia from Edmond, OK

    “God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.” In Timothy 3:17. NLT

  31. 631
    Denise Christian says:

    Denise from Reliance, VA

    NKJV Psalm 25:16

    “Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
    For I am desolate and afflicted”

  32. 632
    Mary Bet says:

    Mary Beth, St. Louis, MO

    “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.”

    Psalm 139:16 (ESV)

  33. 633
    Sheila Palmer says:

    Sheila from Mount Airy, NC- “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2(NIV)

  34. 634
    Tracy Goldblum says:

    Tracy Goldblum, San Diego, CA

    Ephesians 3:13 NLT

    So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.

  35. 635
    Nancy Coffey says:

    Barboursville WV
    “For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭14‬ NIV)

  36. 636
    Theresa Ainsworth says:

    Theresa, Camden ME, Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. James 5:16 NKJV

  37. 637
    Jan Jensen says:

    Jan Jensen from Waterloo, Iowa: “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.”
    Colossians 1:1,2 NIV

  38. 638
    Laura says:

    Laura from Littleton, CO

    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

  39. 639
    Krista Heres says:

    Krista – Winchester, VA
    I delight to do your will, my God; your instruction lives within me. Ps. 40:8 HCSB

  40. 640
    Barbi Mader says:

    Barbi, Post Falls, Idaho. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1 ESV.

  41. 641
    Elsie Gregory says:

    Elsie – Castle Rock CO

    Psalm 143:10 ESV
    Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

  42. 642
    SandyT/kc says:

    “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2 ESV

    “You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of The Lord is near.” James 5:8 ESV

  43. 643
    Kelly Scholl says:

    Kelly from Delaware, OH
    Colossians 3:8 (NIV) “But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

  44. 644
    Debi Newsome says:

    Debi Newsome from Lumberton, NJ

    “The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
    But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”

    Psalms 34:10 NASB

  45. 645
    Roseanne Burdick says:

    Roseanne, Tacoma, WA
    Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let your ways be
    Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.
    Proverbs 4:25-27 NKJV

  46. 646
    Joan says:

    Joan from Richmond,VA

    This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25

  47. 647
    Kathleen Partin says:

    Kathleen Partin. Saint Joseph. Michigan

    2 Corinthians 5:1
    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.

  48. 648
    Tracy Chapman says:

    Tracy Chapman- Andice, TX

    Ephesians 6:11 NASB

    “Put on the full armor of God,
    so that you will be able
    to stand firm against
    the schemes of the devil.”

  49. 649
    Margaret Jones says:

    1804 Wellington Court

  50. 650
    Margaret Jones says:

    1804 Wellington Court

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of
    POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND,
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

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