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. 651
    Punky Tolson says:

    Punky Tolson, Tyler, TX – “… no longer as a bondservant 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.” Philemon 1:16, ESV.

  2. 652
    Joanna says:

    Joanna Harris, Dallas, TX.
    I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. -Psalm 130:5 NIV

  3. 653
    Ellen Dimmitt says:

    Ellen Dimmitt from Hayden, Idaho
    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
    Colossians 3:23-24

  4. 654
    Kerry says:

    Kerry from Houston, TX

    Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
    in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    till the storms of destruction pass by.

    Ps. 57:1 ESV

  5. 655
    Joyce says:

    Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

  6. 656
    Kathleen Smith says:

    Kathleen, Georgetown, TX
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
    Psalm 25:16 NIV

  7. 657
    Joyce says:

    Joyce from Scottsdale AZ

    Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

  8. 658
    Tane McGehee says:

    Tane McGehee Uvalde, Texas
    August 16, 2017
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
    whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
    whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or
    Praiseworthy think about such things.9 Whatever you have
    learned of me or seen of me-put it into practice.
    And the God of peace will be with you.
    Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

  9. 659
    Cheryl Gysi says:

    Cheryl of Phoenixville, Pa John 15:6-8 NIV If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such a branch is picked up, thrown in the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you wish and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit showing yourself to be my disciples.

  10. 660
    Karen, Kingston,OK says:

    John 5:20

    For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

  11. 661
    Diana Scott says:

    Diana Scott, Romulus,Michigan

    “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  12. 662
    Regina Orr says:

    Regina, Floydada, Texas ~ I have detoured from my memory work in Psalm 34, as this verse has been extra comfort & peace to me in a very chaotic time.
    “He is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him.” ~ Psalm 112:7 TLB

  13. 663
    Paula Faulkner says:

    Paula from Fort Madison, Iowa says:

    “tke captive every

    thought and mke

    it obedient to Christ.”

    2Corth 10:5b

  14. 664
    Cathy Carter says:

    Cathy, Richmond, VA
    Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
    2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV

  15. 665
    Tina Huffman says:

    Tina, Zalma. MO For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13 (KJV)

  16. 666
    Julie ivins says:

    Julie from Lynchburg, VA
    Colossians 3:2 NAS
    Set your mind on the things above
    Not on the things that are on earth.

  17. 667
    Courtney says:

    Courtney, Houma, LA

    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7, ESV

  18. 668
    Phyllis Winn says:

    Phyllis Winn
    Gilmer, Tx
    NIV John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life,no one comes to the father except through me.”

  19. 669
    Marilyn Korver says:

    Marilyn Alton,IA. “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”. Psalm 25:16 NIV

  20. 670
    God's not-so-little Dutch girl says:

    Joan, Portage, MI

    “They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
    Psalms 112:7 NLT

  21. 671
    Kathy says:

    Conroe Texas
    Romans 8:36 NASB
    Just as it is written,”For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we are considered sheep to be slaughtered”

  22. 672
    Linda Howard says:

    I Peter 5:5 Young men (women) in the same way be submissive to those who are older. Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. NIV

  23. 673
    Debbie Berman says:

    Debbie Berman from Boyd, TX
    “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”
    Psalm 25:16 ESV

  24. 674
    Connie Colston says:

    Connie Colston from Waxahachie, TX
    My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. 1 John 2:1

  25. 675
    Sharon Mills says:

    Sharon Mills
    Henderson, Nevada
    1 Tim 6: 6-7 NIV “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”

  26. 676
    Amy says:

    Amy in Liberty Township, Ohio
    “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭56:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  27. 677
    Alicia Zornes says:

    Alicia Zornes from Carl Junction, MO: “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.” Psalm 143:10 (NLT)

  28. 678
    Rachel Miller says:

    Rachel Miller from Judsonia, AR verse post 15 and 16
    ..”in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:52-53‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  29. 679
    Amy says:

    When I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3 (NIV)

  30. 680
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio
    Because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 2 Corinthians 4:25 NIV

  31. 681
    Carol Hulin says:

    Carol, Belleville, ON, Canada

    “…I will reward him with long life and give him My salvation.”

    Psalm 91:16 NLT

  32. 682
    Tracy Langford says:

    Tracy Langford, Medicine Lodge, Ks

    “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  33. 683
    Jamie Spence says:

    Jamie from Kingston, OK

    You saw me before I was born
    Everyday of my life was recorded in your book.

    Psalm 139:16 New Living Translation

  34. 684
    Beth Schwandt says:

    Beth Schwandt
    Riverside, CA
    You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
    Psalm 139:5-6 NIV

  35. 685
    Pamm Wynn says:

    Pamm W. from Albuquerque, NM

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26

  36. 686
    Mary Merrell says:

    Mary Merrell
    Albuquerque NM
    Ephesians 6:17
    “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God”

  37. 687
    Arilee Herman says:

    Arilee H. from Saskatoon, SK Canada
    Psalm 119:81 (ESV) “My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.”

  38. 688
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. Psalm 39:4 (NIV)

    And in French:
    Eternel, fais-moi connaitre quand finira ma vie, quel est le nombre de mes jours, afin que je sache combien je suis peu de chose. Psaumes 39:5 (SG21)

  39. 689
    Emily says:

    Emily, Topeka, Kansas

    “For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands. Indeed, we groan in this body, desiring to put on our dwelling from heaven, since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.”

    2 Corinthians 5:1-3 (HCSB)

  40. 690
    Joanne Lim says:

    Joanne Lim from Houston, Texas…Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful….Col 3:15 NIV

  41. 691
    Andrea says:

    Andrea, Berkeley Springs, WV
    “Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”
    Hebrews 2:18 NIV

  42. 692
    Sarah Schoolcraft says:

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

  43. 693
    Misty Sanders says:

    Misty Sanders, North Charleston, SC

    I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
    Luke‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  44. 694
    Holly J says:

    Holly J, Santa Monica, CA
    “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

  45. 695
    Anne says:

    Anne from Parma, Ohio:

    He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

    Colossians 1:17, NIV

  46. 696
    Kim Rowles says:

    Kim from New Port Richey, FL

    Colossians 3:17 ESV ” And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

  47. 697
    Lynnette says:

    Lynnette from Spring, TX:

    Psalm 107:20 NIV

    He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.

  48. 698
    Judy Rowland says:

    Judy Rowland Louisville, Ky
    Isaiah 50:4 NIV The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.

  49. 699
    Dee Dee says:

    Dee Dee Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slave to much wine.
    Titus 2:3 ESV

  50. 700
    Kathy king says:

    Kathy leesville,la. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. 1 John 5:4 NKJ

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