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,



1,090 Responses to “SSMT 2017: Verse 16!”

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  1. 151
    Sheree D., Iredell, TX says:

    Psalm 40:8 NIV

    I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.

  2. 152
    Claire Phillips says:

    Ephesians 5:21 (KJV)

    submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

  3. 153
    Naomi says:

    Naomi – Colorado Springs, CO: “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted” Psalms 25:16 ESV

  4. 154
    S. Kranz says:

    From Ravendale, Calif:
    Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the Lord your God gives you. Exodus 20:12 AMP

  5. 155
    Vonnie Baker says:

    Vonnie Baker
    Marble Hill MO

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 KJV

  6. 156
    Mary Pat Byrd says:

    Mary Pat Byrd from Richmond Hill, GA
    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
    Philippians 2:5-6 NIV

  7. 157
    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria, IL:

    Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
    Romans 10:1 ESV

  8. 158

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–
    “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on
    Him while He is near.”
    Isaiah 55:6 (1985 NIV)

  9. 159
    Sheila Johnson says:

    Sheila Johnson, Beckley, WV
    Be please to save me, Lord; come quickly, Lord, to help me. Psalm 40:13 NIV

  10. 160
    Cheryl Vickers says:

    Cheryl in Fairhope – “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14)

  11. 161
    Susan Turner says:

    Susan Turner, Shelby, NC
    “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  12. 162
    Missi says:

    Missi Woods – Walker, LA
    And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:52‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  13. 163
    Marilyn F Davis says:

    Marilyn F Davis, Kearney NEBRASKA. ” Because he loves me,” says the Lord, ” I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 NIV. ” I COMMIT!”

  14. 164
    Sara Etta Stewart says:

    Sara Etta from Albuquerque

    And this is love; that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love .
    2 John 1:6

  15. 165
    Rhonda Jackson says:

    Rhonda Jackson of Godfrey, Illinois – In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: Ephesians 1:11 KJV

  16. 166
    Sandra Arnold says:

    Sandra Arnold, Paris, Tennessee

    “Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    For I am lonely and afflicted.”

    Psalm 25:16 (NASB)

  17. 167
    Sandy says:

    Sandy from Ft. Gibson,OK
    …This is what the Lord says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
    II Chronicles 20:15 NIV

  18. 168
    Dawn Blount says:

    Dallas, GA
    Fathers, do not embitter you children, or they will become discouraged. Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is you you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Col. 3:21-22 NIV

  19. 169
    Cheryl Paganelli says:

    Cheryl, Medford, NJ “The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore
    Psalm 121:7-8 (ESV)

    Doing two verses to catch up! Second grandbaby coming and I’m back and forth to Arizona! Praise God for another miracle!

  20. 170
    Susan Canham says:

    Susan Canham, Bismarck ND

    If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
    even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

    -Psalm 139:9-10 NIV

  21. 171
    Glennell Strawn says:

    Glennell Strawn
    Buda, TX

    Psalm 34:16 (ESV)

    The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

  22. 172
    Christina Juarez says:

    Christina Fort Worth

    Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
    Psalms‬ ‭4‬:‭4‬ NLT

  23. 173
    Jennifer Swift says:

    Jennifer Swift, Oklahoma City, OK

    “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  24. 174
    Kerry Pedigo says:

    Kerry, Nederland TX
    This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
    2 Chronicles 20:15, NLT

  25. 175
    Kathi Griffin says:

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA:
    4 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season
    and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4 (NIV): 1-2

  26. 176
    Judy McCarver says:

    The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry; Psalm 34:15 NIV
    Judy McCarver Houston TX

  27. 177
    Linda Trammell says:

    Conyers, GA. Isaiah 43:2 KJV
    When thou passeth through the waters,
    I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

  28. 178
    Cris OBrien says:

    Cris, Virginia Beach VA
    When you seek me in prayer and in worship , you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul. Jeremiah 29:13 NET

  29. 179
    LeAnn says:

    LeAnn. Spring, TX
    Isaiah 44:3 (ESV)
    “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants.”

  30. 180
    Carolyn Guittar, Pleasant Hill, OH says:

    I Thess. 5:8 (HCSB) “But since we belong to the day, we must be serious and put the armor of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet of the hope of salvation.”

  31. 181
    Sally Heydlauff says:

    Sally from Sturgis, MI

    …listen to the Lord who created you.
    O Israel, the one who formed you says,
    “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.
    When you go through deep waters, I will be
    with you. When you go through rivers of
    difficuyou will not drown.
    When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up; the flames will
    not consume you.
    For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of
    Israel, your Savior.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 (NLT)

  32. 182
    Sally Cressman says:

    Brentwood, TN

    Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
    1 John 3:2

  33. 183
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin 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. Ps 139:16 ESV

  34. 184
    Susan M McAnally says:

    Susan from Pittsburgh, PA

    But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

    1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

  35. 185
    Amy Carter says:

    Amy Carter, Charleston, SC – Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. Psalm 25:16 NKJV

  36. 186
    Dana O'Keefe says:

    Dana Pace, FL

    “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

    2 Chron 20:15 NIV

  37. 187
    Bobbi says:

    Lake City FL
    “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
    Isaiah 43:2 NLT

  38. 188
    Jane Ball-Carrollton KY says:

    “The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him,
    And He makes known to them His covenant.”
    Psalm 25:14. ESV

  39. 189
    Jill says:

    Jill, Dunedin FL
    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
    James 5:16

  40. 190
    M. H. Esposito says:

    mh, Redwood City, CA.

    Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism.

    Proverbs 18:9

  41. 191
    Stephanie Morris-Clark says:

    Stephanie Morris-Clark, Norman OK

    “These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.” Jude 16 NKJ

  42. 192
    Hannah Belle says:

    Hannah Hancock from Winter Haven, FL

    “The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”

    Psalm 34:16 (NKJV)

  43. 193
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh Clemmons, Shorter, Alabama: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV

  44. 194
    joyce kortze says:

    Joyce from Rockford IL
    “God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore I will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3

  45. 195
    Ana Kempfer says:

    II Timothy 1:17
    “But when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me–“. ESV

  46. 196
    Cindy Matter says:

    Cindy Matter, North Potomac: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

  47. 197
    Teresa says:

    Teresa, Louisville, KY

    Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28 NLT

  48. 198
    Jody Emmons says:

    2 Timothy 3:5 (NKJV)

    having a form of Godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

  49. 199
    Amanda Dales says:

    Amanda, Queensland, Australia

    Friendship with the Lord is reserved for those who fear Him.
    With them He shares the secrets of His covenant.

    Psalm 25:14 NLT

  50. 200
    Suzanne Toups says:

    “May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;”
    Psalms 20:1 NKJV

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