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. 851
    Angela Evon says:

    He said, “Listen carefully all you people of Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and king Jehoshaphat. The LORD says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the Battle is not yours, but God’s.’

    2 Chronicles 20:16 – AMP Version

    • 851.1
      Patricia Gandy says:

      Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

      Isaiah 41:10

  2. 852
    Kathy says:

    Kathy from Bryant AR:

    Who satisfies you with good

    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    Psalm 103:5. ESV

  3. 853
    Kelley says:

    Kelley from Houston TX

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)

  4. 854
    Janice Barber says:

    Janice W Barber, Virginia Beach, VA

    Psalm 51:16 NIV

    You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

  5. 855
    Mary Jane says:

    Mary Jane, Troy KS

    “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 NKJV

  6. 856
    Michele Butler says:

    Psalm 90:12New King James Version (NKJV)

    12 So teach us to number our days,
    That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

  7. 857
    Jennie Marie Knoll says:

    Jennie Marie Knoll, Dewitt, AR. – Galatians 6:9 (NIV). Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  8. 858
    Barbara Ordner says:

    Barbara Ordner, Tomball, TX

    Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
    Luke 12:25 NLT

  9. 859
    Julie Behnke says:

    Deuteronomy 28:6 ““Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.”

  10. 860
    Dawn says:

    Dawn from Silver Spring, MD
    Romans 8:7-8 ESV: For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

  11. 861
    Bonnie Bonem says:

    Bonnie from Bellaire, TX “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Cl 3:23-24 NIV

  12. 862
    Vicki saul says:

    Vicki from Arkansas. I commit! “Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.”
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:15‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  13. 863
    Christy Pond says:

    Christy, Conifer, Colorado

    You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;

    Hebrews 12:18 NIV1984

  14. 864
    Ruth Chow says:

    Ruth from Atlanta:

    Lebanon would not suffice for fuel
    nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

    Isaiah 40:16 (ESV)

  15. 865
    Angie Shockney says:

    Revelation 21:2
    I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. NIV.
    Angela Shockney, Martinsville IN

  16. 866
    Kaye Davis says:

    Kaye from Hamburg, AR

    Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.  Psalm 37:7 NIV

  17. 867
    Alice Hinckley says:

    Alice Hinckley, Dallas, TX:
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    And our tongue with singing.
    Then they said among the nations,
    “The LORD has done great things for them.”
    Psalm 126:2 NKJV

  18. 868
    Kathy Bryson says:

    Kathy, Albuquerque, NM
    Psalm 139:11-12. NIV
    If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
    even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

  19. 869
    Mary Cavalier says:

    Mary Cavalier Old River-Winfree, TX

    It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
    Proverbs 20:11 NASB

  20. 870
    Lorri Sapp says:

    Lorri Sapp, Waco, TX, verses 15 & 16: ““Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses. ” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭13: 38-39 ‭NIV‬‬

  21. 871
    Fran Thomas says:

    Fran, Jackson, TN

    “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
    Galatians 5:25 NIV

  22. 872
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Terrace BC Canada
    I Peter 5:6-7 NIV
    Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

  23. 873
    Kelsi McGhee says:

    Kelsi from Waco, TX: “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Philippians 4:12 NIV

  24. 874
    Sherie says:

    The Woodlands, TX
    “Blessed are those who are persecuted
    because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    Matthew 5:10

  25. 875
    Elizabeth says:

    Elizabeth Hughes, Berrien Springs, MI, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”(John10:14-15ESV).

  26. 876
    Stacy Brozek says:

    Stacy from Houston, TX

    “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  27. 877
    brandi says:

    So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
    Matthew 6:34 NASB
    Brandi. Memphis, TN.

  28. 878
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR. “Let Your steadfast love.O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in You.” Psalm 33:22 ESV

  29. 879
    Sheila says:

    Jesus speaking: “This is eternal Iife, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3. NASB

  30. 880
    Patricia Gandy says:

    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

    Isaiah 41:10

  31. 881
    Martha Basler says:

    Houston, Texas
    Ps. 103:14
    For He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are as dust.

  32. 882
    Claudia Wadzinski says:

    Claudia, Franklin, TN

    But I tell you, LOVE your enemies and PRAY for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44 NIV

  33. 883
    Caryn says:

    “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Ps 143:10 NIV

  34. 884
    liz hinze says:

    Psalm 91
    1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    Liz Gladstone Or

  35. 885
    Sharon says:

    Sharon from the United States

    I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. (Psalm 18:3 KJV)

  36. 886
    Cindy Dowden says:

    Cindy Dowden, La Grande, Oregon

    He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

    John 5:23 NKJ

  37. 887
    Gayla Stephens says:

    Gayla Stephens
    Cedartown, GA

    “There is one body and one Spirit-
    just as you were called to one hope
    when you were called-
    One faith
    One baptism
    One God and Fathef of all,
    Who is over all and thru all and in all!!!!!!”
    Ephesians 4:4-5. NIV

  38. 888
    Jacqueline says:

    Jacqueline, Calhoun LA
    “Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭141:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. 889
    Lily says:

    Lily, TN
    “But he said to me, “‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

  40. 890
    Peggy says:

    Peggy, Santa Ana, CA

    For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

  41. 891
    Heather says:

    Heather from Sherwood, OR
    “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:1-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  42. 892
    Pam Tucker says:

    Pam Tucker
    Fairhope, AL

    “and those in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8

  43. 893
    Barbara Quinton says:

    Barbara, West Point, GA

    Psalm 139:24 NIV
    See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  44. 894
    Sharon says:

    Sharon, Barrington
    “He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. ”
    Psalm 147:4-5 NIV

  45. 895
    Danyelle says:

    Kingwood, TX

    “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:17 (NIV‬‬)

  46. 896
    Erika Weilage says:

    Erika from Prospect, KY: “to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn” – Isaiah 61:2 (NIV)

  47. 897
    Darlene says:

    Darlene, Muncie, IN: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:27 (NIV)

  48. 898
    Kristie says:

    Kristie, Montgomery,TX:”Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. So we say in confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. ” Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV

  49. 899
    AnnaRuth says:

    Anna, Little Elm, TX

    …always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

    2 Corinthians 4:10 ESV

  50. 900
    Karen says:

    Karen from Dallas, TX:

    Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

    Romans 5:1-2 (NIV)

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