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. 101
    Susie Mcneely says:

    Susie mcneely Russellville ar

    “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  2. 102
    Kelly JS says:

    Moose Jaw SK, Canada
    “Continue earnestly in prayer,
    being vigilant in it with thanksgiving!”
    Colossians 4:2 NKJVT

  3. 103
    Kelly S says:

    Kelly Snodgrass
    Rogersville, TN

    Colossians 1:17 ESV
    And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

    So sorry for your loss Diane. Those verse are beautiful. May the God of all comfort be very near to you during this season.

  4. 104

    Valerie Keyser from Fort Myers, FL: “…Does not the LORD go before you?”

    Judges 4:14b ESV

  5. 105
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Isaiah 66:2 ESV
    All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look; he who is humbale and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

  6. 106
    Mary B says:

    Mary, Orlando, FL

    “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

    Romans 8:25 RSV

  7. 107
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    Michelle Moultrie, Jacksonville, FL “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 ESV

  8. 108
    Renae Trujillo says:

    Renae from Albuquerque, NM

    “He shall cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

    Psalm 91:4 (NKJV)

  9. 109
    Erika Archie says:

    Erika Archie, Gatesville, TX
    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
    Ephesians 4:2 NIV

  10. 110
    Shannon Vasquez says:

    Shannon Vasquez from Littleton, CO;

    Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wondrous works to the children of man! ~Psalm 107:8, ESV

  11. 111
    Andrea Baranick says:

    Andrea from Houston, TX “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” Isaiah 40:29 ESV

  12. 112
    Brenda Russell says:

    Brenda – Hendersonville TN
    For they are life to those who find them, And healing and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22 AMP

  13. 113
    Sharon Cox says:

    Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function.

    Rom. 12:4 NIV

  14. 114
    Darcy Hendricks says:

    “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 NIV

  15. 115
    Pamela Shaw says:

    Pamela Shaw, Bangor, N. Ireland ‘Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.’
    Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

  16. 116
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C, Pleasanton, CA- “12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.” Roman 6:12 (ESV)

  17. 117
    Brenda says:

    Brenda K, St. Peters, MO:

    My love calls to me:
    Arise, my darling.
    Come away, my beautiful one.
    For now the winter is past;
    the rain has ended and gone away.
    Song of Songs 2:10-11

  18. 118
    Brenda says:

    Brenda K, St. Peters, MO:

    My love calls to me:
    Arise, my darling.
    Come away, my beautiful one.
    For now the winter is past;
    the rain has ended and gone away.
    Song of Songs 2:10-11 (CSB)

  19. 119
    donna wingard says:

    “Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God.” Psalm 86:2 (NIV)

  20. 120
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Walla Walla, “My eyes are always looking to the LORD for help, for He alone can rescue me from the traps of my enemies.” Psalm 25:15 NLT

  21. 121
    Denise Wilkin says:

    Denise Wilkin
    El Paso, Texas
    1 John 5:4-5
    1 John 5:4 (NKJV) For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.
    5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

  22. 122
    June Greenstreet says:

    June Greenstreet from Bradford Ontario‬‬
    “When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalms‬ ‭94:18-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  23. 123
    Michele Jacobs says:

    Michele – Springfield, Virginia

    …while we wait for the blessed hope–the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,…

    Titus 2:13 (NIV)

  24. 124
    Nikola says:

    Nikola, BC, Canada
    “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins”. Colossians 1:13-14 NIV

  25. 125
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA

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

    If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:17-18 (NIV)

  26. 126
    Gigi Parisi says:

    Mullica Hill, NJ
    “who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  27. 127
    Susan Money says:

    Susan, Houston, “So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.” Psalm 63:2 ESV

  28. 128
    Ally says:

    Houston tx
    “How can I repay the Lord all the good He has done for me? I will take the cup of salvation and worship the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people.”
    Psalm 116:12-14 HCSB

  29. 129
    kathy(bigsis) says:

    St. Louis, MO
    ” ‘For I will satisfy the weary soul and every languishing soul I will replenish.’ ” Jeremiah 31:25(ESV)

  30. 130
    Cindi Gallman says:

    John 11:35 ESV

    Jesus Wept.

  31. 131
    Lisa Wyatt says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA: “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.” Ephesians 3:16 (NLT)

  32. 132
    Janet Worthy says:

    Janet from Odessa, TX
    Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgement.
    II Timothy 1:6-7 HCSB

  33. 133
    Diana Mielecki says:

    I John 2:10 “He that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.”

  34. 134
    Deena Sellars says:

    Deena from Amarillo, Texas
    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 NIV

  35. 135
    Jackie says:

    Jackie from Rockwall, TX: Mary and Martha:  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” (Luke 10:40, NIV)

  36. 136
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Mesquite: Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Hebrews 13:1 (NIV)

  37. 137
    Julianne Jones says:

    Julianne Jones, Olathe,Ks. Verse 16
    So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable. 1 Corinthians 15: 42. NIV

  38. 138
    Jennifer Millican says:

    Jennifer Millican from Spring, TX:
    “The arrogant have forged a lie against me;
    With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
    Their heart is covered with fat,
    But I delight in Your law.
    It is good for me that I was afflicted,
    That I may learn Your statutes.
    The law of Your mouth is better to me
    Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.” Psalm 119:69-72 NASB

  39. 139
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them;
    pray that God will bless them. Romans 12:14 NLT

  40. 140
    Jennifer Bass says:

    Jennifer Bass from Fort Worth, TX:

    “At my first defense, no one stood by me, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

    Dear Diane,
    I am so sorry for your loss. What a great comfort the word is for us during those times. Thank you for sharing.

  41. 141
    Phillis White says:

    Phillis White from Shelby, NC

    But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
    Jeremiah 17:7. NIV

  42. 142
    Steph Miyoshi says:

    Stephanie, Irvine, CA

    “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19, NIV)

  43. 143
    Doretta Sellers says:

    Doretta, Ada, OK

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

    Phil 1:6 NIV

  44. 144
    Melissa Brazier says:

    Melissa from Lawrenceburg TN
    Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

  45. 145
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm. Lake Oswego, Oregon. Psalm 111-10 NIV. The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

  46. 146
    Maureen Guilbault says:

    Maureen, Pascoag, RI

    Blessed are those who have not seen
    and yet have come to believe.

    John 20:29

  47. 147
    Pam Nelson says:

    Pam, Brighton, CO

    Ephesians 6:12, ESV

    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

  48. 148
    Cher Goeder says:

    Cher Goeder, Toledo, OH II Timothy 3:16-17 HCSB
    “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

  49. 149
    Jeanni Goormastic says:

    Jeanni, Westland, MI

    Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16 KJV

  50. 150
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner, Clarkson, WA
    The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
    Romans 8:16 ESV

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