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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    Kerri Eyler says:

    Kerri, Woodsboro, MD
    What people say with their mouths comes from what fills their hearts. Matthew 12:34 NIV

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    Nora Cardona says:

    Nora Cardona, Lexington, KY:
    And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 NASB

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    Cynthia Helton says:

    Cynthia – Ft Worth, TX

    II Tim 4:14 NIV
    Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.

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    Kathryn Carpenter says:

    Kathryn, Oceanside CA, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 KJV

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    Jackie siple says:

    Jackie siple Rockledge FL

    “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭6:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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    Becky Purchase says:

    Becky Purchase. Euless, Tx
    Job 38:10 NIV
    [10] when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

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    Linda McMorris says:

    Linda, Holts Summit, MO

    Philemon 1:16 NIV

    no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a fellow man and as a brother in the Lord.

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    AnnaMarie Lohr says:

    AnnaMarie Lohr – Pittsurgh, PA
    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
    Psalm 91:1-2 NIV

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    Kim Lee says:

    Kim Lee, Faison, NC: Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 1 Timothy 1:8-9 (NKJV)

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    Sherry says:

    Psalm 37:7

    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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    Syneva Mullins says:

    Syneva, Topeka, KS

    Psalm 139:16 ESV
    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.

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    Joy Maxhelaku says:

    Joy from San Diego: Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God. Heb 6:1, ESV.

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    Lydia says:

    And now, O Lord, hear their threats,and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Acts 4:29 (NLT)

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    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Grovetown, GA: “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 (NLT)

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    Jessica Lance says:

    Jessica Lance
    Shelby, NC
    Deuteronomy 15:6 AMP
    “When the Lord your God blessed you as he has promised you, then you shall lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.”

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    Cara says:

    Cara from Melbourne, Australia.

    not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man.

    Ephesians 6v6&7 ESV

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    Brittany Kay says:

    Brittany Kay, Port Orange, FL: But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. – James 3:14, ESV

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    Alaina says:

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

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    Margie Dudley says:

    Margie Dudley, Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    Live in harmony with each other. Don’t try to act important, but enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

    Romans 12:16 NLT

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    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR

    Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
    [16] Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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    janice bells says:

    Janice Bells, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
    Verse #16 NIV 2 Peter 1:7

    and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    Sandy Bowers, Bryan, Ohio
    But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Romans 5:15 (NIV)

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    Martie Carter says:

    Martie Carter, Belton, Texas

    All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be throughly equipped for every good work.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

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    Nikki says:

    Nikki Harrison, Franklin, Tennessee

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

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    Nedra Gordon Hoover says:

    Nedra Gordon Hoover, Blue Springs, MO “For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.” Romans 10:3 NASB

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    Beverly Reeder says:

    Beverly Reeder, Columbus,Ms.
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalms 91:10 NIV

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    Bridget Jones says:

    Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his ruling with trembling.
    Psalm 2:11

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    Jenny Smith says:

    Jenny Smith, Lewisville, TX

    for the joy of the joy of the Lord is your strength.
    Nehemiah 8:10b (NIV)

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    Angie Miller says:

    Angie, Macon, MS, John 15:16, NIV
    You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

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    Nikki Gack says:

    Nikki Gack, Park Rapids, MN (late as usual)
    Lead me by your truth & teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
    Psalm 25:5

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    Brigette Brock says:

    Brigette Brock
    Morehead, Ky
    God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life. -not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
    2 Tim. 1:9 NIV84

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    Sue Bragg says:

    Sue. Kingsport, TN.
    “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will hold their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

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    Sarina Grasham says:

    Sarina Grasham Richmond, Tx

    Psalm 37:5
    Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this…

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    Shantha Diaz says:

    Psalm 91:4 (NIV)
    He will cover you with his feathers,
        and under his wings you will find refuge;
        his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    Shantha, Tampa, FL

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    Leisa Hale says:

    Leisa Hale, Sheridan, Indiana
    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
    2 Corinthians 4:7-9 KJV

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    Amanda says:

    Amanda, Olive Branch, MS

    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!

    II Cor. 1: 3-4 (ESV)
    Thank you for sharing this month. We lost my brother suddenly at the end of January and this verse is such a great reminder to feel comforted by God, and then to offer His comfort to others. May God surround you with His love and comfort during the loss of your sister and hold on to those precious memories you shared together and will share again, praise Jesus.

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    Kelly Rogers says:

    Kelly Rogers, Andrews, TX

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Eph. 6:12 NIV

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    Christina Lawless says:

    Christina Flower Mound, TX: But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth. Psalms 34:16 NLT

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    Marilyn Garrett says:

    Aug. 22, 2017
    Ps. 91:15-16
    He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long ife I will satisfy him,
    And show him My salvation.

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    Linda L. says:

    Isaiah 55:9
    For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

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    Michelle Mayhall says:

    Michelle from Bossier City, LA:

    Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

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    Ursula Hawkins says:

    Ursula Hawkins, St. Leonard MD:
    “He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does he prospers.” Psalm 1:3 NASB

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    Heather Wilkinson says:

    Heather Wilkinson
    Springfield, VA

    Ezekiel 37:3-4 (NIV)
    He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
    I said, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.”
    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the work of the LORD!

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    Marilyn Brown says:

    Marilyn Brown in The Plains, OH says:
    “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

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    Marsha R. says:

    Marsha R. Columbia SC
    I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have set themselves against me all around.
    Psalm 3:6 ESV

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    Abbey Hazel says:

    Abbey from Waco, TX
    …by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,
    Hebrews 10:20 NIV

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    Nancy Benson says:

    Nancy, from Marysville, PA
    “This is my command — be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

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    Wanda Young says:

    Osborn, Missouri

    And we know that ALL things work together for good
    to those who love God, to those who are the called
    according to His purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

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    Jeanne says:

    Jeanne Adams Keller, TX
    My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. 2 Cor. 12:9a NASB

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