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. 1001
    Emily Bowden says:

    Emily Bowden, Augusta, GA

    “For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” Psalm 1:6 ESV

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    Tillie says:

    Tillie, Spring Branch, TX

    “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”

    Romans 12:17 NIV

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    Kelly Gough says:

    Psalm 34:8New International Version (NIV)

    8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

  4. 1004
    Ann Smith says:

    Ann, Haltom City Texas

    With my whole heart I seek you; Let me not wander from your commandments

    Psalm 119:10 ESV

  5. 1005
    Beau Ratliff says:

    Beau Ratliff, Midland, TX. “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” 1 Peter 4:19 ESV

  6. 1006
    Cindy Cunliffe says:

    Cindy Salt Lake City
    2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV
    The weapons we fight with are not weapons
    Of this world. On the contrary, they have divine
    Power to demolish strongholds.

  7. 1007
    Stephany Pracht says:

    Stephany, El Dorado, KS “Forget what happened in the past, and do not dwell on events from long ago.” Isaiah 43:18 GW

  8. 1008
    Cassia says:

    Cassia from Spring, TX
    Now if I am to go on living in the body, this will mean productive work for me, yet I don’t know which I prefer. Philippians‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭NET‬‬

  9. 1009
    Erin G Riner says:

    Delaware, OK
    With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.
    Psalm 91:16 NIV

  10. 1010
    Susan Klapesky says:

    “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside redeeming the time..”
    Colossians 4:5

  11. 1011
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Pampa, TX

    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
    2 timothy 1:7

  12. 1012
    Carolyn Dodge Forest OH says:

    My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies. Psalm 25:15 NLT

  13. 1013
    Jo says:

    Jo, Columbia, Missouri
     The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
    ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  14. 1014
    Betty Reid says:

    Betty Reid, Cypress Texas Psalm 27:1

    The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? the Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

  15. 1015
    Merle B NM says:

    He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
    Psalms 91:4 NKJV

  16. 1016
    Chris MacRae says:

    Chris, Seattle, WA
    You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet.
    Psalm 8:6

  17. 1017
    Beth Kaiser says:

    Beth, Dyersburg, TN
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8 ESV

  18. 1018
    Laura says:

    Laura, Sebree, KY

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
    ~Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

  19. 1019
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton -Richmond, TX
    While being evacuated because of flooding from Harvey, I know so many people who have been filled with anxiety of the unknown of our homes. So I see that just one kind word can bring a smile to my face and for that moment the world is perfect again. I have to remember “Trust in Him”.

    Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 NIV.

  20. 1020
    Sara Garringer says:

    Sara, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

    -Romans 12:15 (esv)-

  21. 1021
    Jennine says:

    For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

    James 3:16 ESV

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    Jodi says:

    Jodi from DFW, TX (vs 6)
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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    Dianne Detrick says:

    Dianne Detrick, Magnolia TX

    2 Timothy 2:14 (NIV)

    Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

  24. 1024
    Judy says:

    Judy Madison, Beaumont, California
    The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

    Pdalm 34:17 NASB

  25. 1025
    Natalie Gumpl says:

    Natalie-Austin, Tx
    James 5:16
    Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

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    Mitzi Cordle says:

    Mitzi Cordle, Brandon, MS

    For The Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
    He holds success in store for the upright, He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.
    Proverbs 2: 6-7 NIV

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    Patricia Gandy says:

    Patricia, from Florence,MS

    Now all glory to God, who is able, through his
    mighty power at work within us, to accomplish
    infinitely more than we might ask or think.

    Ephesians 3:20

  28. 1028
    Mary Elliff says:

    Mary Elliff in Seattle: John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

  29. 1029
    Sharon L says:

    Sharon L, Pasadena, CA “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

  30. 1030
    Melinda O'Dell says:

    Melinda O’Dell, Rowlett, Texas—-“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5 ESV

  31. 1031
    Molly Hotchkiss says:

    Molly, Cypress, TX

    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.”
    Isaiah 43:2, ESV

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    Amanda Sepulveda says:

    Amanda from Cooper, TX

    God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 NLT

  33. 1033
    Dedra curtice says:

    For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayers. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. 1 peter 3:12

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    Kristen Jeuick says:

    Kristen Jeuick, Rockville, VA: The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deut. 31:8 NIV

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    Tracey from Portland, OR says:

    I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever.

    Psalm 45:

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    Marla Brown says:

    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 NIV

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    Laura Proctor says:

    Laura Proctor, Madison, MS
    Ephesians 5:8 ESV
    For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

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    Chante Clarkson says:

    Chante Clarkson, Columbia, SC

    John 14:1

    Let not your heart be troubled, he who believes in God believe also in me.

  39. 1039
    Sue Price says:

    Hebrews 11:16 – “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”

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    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.

  41. 1041
    Judy McCarver says:

    Psalm 34:16 …but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to blot out their name from the earth.
    NIV Judy McCarver Tomball Texas

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    Carmella Culp says:

    Carmella Culp from Elgin, TX: “It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” Titus 2:12

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    vickie kurtz says:

    Psalm103:15 As for man, his days are as grass:
    as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

    Psalm103:15 KJV
    For me this is For verse 17 for Sept.

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    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig, Ventura, CA

    This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
    “In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    In quietness and trust is your strength, . . . ”
    Isaiah 30:15 NIV

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    Ellie Gosnell says:

    Ellie Gosnell, Lady Lake, FL

    I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
    John 10:9 NIV

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    Jill Langella says:

    Jill from Atlanta, GA

    “I thank my God every time I remember you…” Philippians 1:3 NIV

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    Caroline Glass says:

    Caroline from Spring TX
    “The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭2:4 NIV

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    Johnine Adomitis says:

    Johnine, Anna, Texas

    The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

    Romans 8:16

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    Angie Husbenet, from N. Richland Hills, TX says:

    “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2: 6-7

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    Kathi says:

    Kathi, Vancouver, Wa

    As far as the east is form the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a Father has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

    Psalms 103: 12-14

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