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. 351
    Judy Sommerville says:

    Judy Sommerville
    Simpsonville, SC

    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NIV)

    (I missed posting July 15 and August 1 because my sweet mom went into hospice care July 15 and then died July 26 with the funeral August 2. Should I go back and post on those days, or just let it go? Also, I’d like to ask for prayers as I try to figure out this grieving thing. I don’t know what to do with it.)

  2. 352
    Mary Rue says:

    Mary, Atlanta, GA – “For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever” Philemon 15

  3. 353
    Nelletta says:

    Nelletta Haag, Spokane Valley, WA
    “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’
    your love, O Lord, supported me.”
    Psalm 94:18 NIV

  4. 354
    Hillary Dickey says:

    Hillary Dickey, D’iberville, MS

    If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the son of God, God lives in him and he in God.
    1 John 5:15 NIV

  5. 355
    Elise says:

    Elise, Houston Texas

    from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
    Psalms 33:14 ESV

  6. 356
    Tessa Pierce says:

    Tessa Pierce Nacogdoches TX

    Luke 7:47 ESV

    Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven-for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.

  7. 357
    Rebekah Reed says:

    Rebekah Reed from Green Bay, WI:

    “Thus says the LORD: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;” (Isaiah 49:8, NKJV)

  8. 358
    Veronica says:

    Veronica- Nashville , Tn
    I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from? my help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth. psalms 121: 1-2
    on a personal note, my mother( whom is also a siesta sister; please pray for her as she cannot post her scripture right now; she was rushed into the hospital and recovering from triple bypass surgery right now. shes very weak.

  9. 359
    Carrie Gill says:

    Carrie Gill, Tyler, TX
    “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”
    Psalm 25:16

  10. 360
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS – But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God’s wonderful kindness and love. Acts 20:24 NLT

  11. 361
    Lynn Rust says:

    Lynn from Greenwood, SC – “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
    1 Chronicles 16:11 – NIV

  12. 362
    Heidi says:

    Heidi~Lindale, Texas
    Psalm 34:16 NIV
    …”the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.”
    (Memorizing Psalm 34—vs. 16 was a continuation of vs. 15.)

  13. 363
    Sara Jane Jones says:

    “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. 364
    Vicki says:

    Vicki – Broken Arrow, OK

    “For You make him most blessed forever, You make him glad with the joy of Your presence.”

    Psalm 21:6 (ESV)

  15. 365
    Amy V. says:

    Amy V. from Milwaukee, WI:
    “ will be called by a new name that the mouth of God will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.”
    Isaiah 62:2b-5 niv

  16. 366
    Rhonda says:

    Rhonda Edmunds from Milton, WV
    “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 ESV

  17. 367
    Cindy Forman, Barboursville,WV says:

    Because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:3 (NRSV)

  18. 368
    Carol Ann says:

    Hummelstown, Pa
    Psalms 27:14

    “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
    King James Version (KJV)

  19. 369
    Stephany Pracht says:

    Stephany from El Dorado, KS “He leads chariots and horses, an army and reinforcements. (They lie down together and do not get up again. They are extinguished and snuffed out like a wick.) This is what the Lord says:” Isaiah 43:17 GW

  20. 370
    Norma Jean says:

    Norma Jean from Medford, Oregon

    Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

    Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV

  21. 371
    Billie January says:

    Billie, Yucca Valley, CA
    “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”
    James 1:21 (NIV)

  22. 372
    Carrie Bradshaw says:

    Carrie from Christiansburg, VA

    Heaven and earth will pass away,, but my words will never pass away. Matt. 24:35 NIV

  23. 373
    Jane Baker says:

    Jane Baker from Pontiac, IL: “I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.” Psalm 119:16 (NIV 1984)

  24. 374
    Shannon Hogg says:

    Shannon, Mandeville. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort”. 2 Cor.1:3 TNIV

  25. 375
    Stephanie Volkmer says:

    Stephanie Volkmer, Tulsa Ok.
    *“I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name am the God of Israel.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭45:3‬ ‭(nkjv)

  26. 376
    Anna Solomon says:

    Anna from Auburn, AL
    “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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

  27. 377
    Susan Sarver says:

    Susan Sarver, St. George, UT

    “And be kind and compassionate to one another,forgiving one another, just as Good also forgave you.”. Ephesians 4:32 HCSB

  28. 378
    Debi C says:

    Debi C., Wills Point, TX

    Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
    Psalm 25:16, NIV

  29. 379
    Juliana Copenhaver says:

    I commit! Julie from Lufkin, Texas

    John 14:27 (NIV)

    Peace all leave with you;
    my peace I give you.
    I do not give as the world gives.
    Do not let your hearts be trouble
    and do not be afraid.

    John 14:27 (NIV)

  30. 380
    Susan Kolb says:

    Susan Kolb
    Slidell, LA
    Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
    I Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

  31. 381
    Amy says:

    Amy from Miamisburg, Ohio

    God is not a man who lies, or the son of man who changes his mind. Does He speak and not act, or promise and not fulfill?

    Numbers 23:19 HCSB

  32. 382
    Carol Burns says:

    Carol Burns from Pflugerville, TX

    “Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will restore the foundations laid long ago, you will be called repairer of broken walls the restorer of streets where people live.” Isaiah 58:12 (HCSB)

  33. 383
    Ellen Hollenshead says:

    Ellen Hollenshead, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer.

    Psalm 66:19 (NLT)

  34. 384
    Liz Guttowsky says:

    Liz @ Nashville, Tn: “You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over”- Psalm 23:5 NKJV

  35. 385
    jamie says:

    Jamie @ Brentwood, TN:
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”-Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

  36. 386
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs, GA ~Who are those who fear the LORD? He will show them the path they should choose.
    (Psalm 25:12 NLT)

  37. 387
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Spokane, WA
    With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Isaiah 35:3

  38. 388
    Stacey Edmonson says:

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

  39. 389
    Cindy Van Horn says:

    Cindy from Summerville, SC
    “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  40. 390
    Traci Williams says:

    Traci Williams, San Pedro, CA: “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted”, Psalm 25:16, NIV

  41. 391
    Grace Garcia says:

    The mighty one, God, the Lord, has spoken, and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to it’s setting. Psalm 50:1 (ASV)

  42. 392
    Deb Nelson says:

    Deb from Aledo, IL

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
    Jude 1:24-25 KJV

  43. 393
    Tammy Martinez says:

    Tammy, Burleson, TX
    “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  44. 394
    Karen Watson says:

    Nashville, TN. “Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. ” Heb. 12:13, NLT

  45. 395
    Kristin Mitchell says:

    Kristin from Dunmor KY
    God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 Message

  46. 396
    Ann K from San Antonio, TX says:

    “The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  47. 397
    Brandy Trahan says:

    Brandy Trahan
    Port Neches, Tx
    “Do not be afraid, for I will be with you. I will gather you and your children from east and west and north and south. I will bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant corners of the earth.” Isaiah 43:5,6

  48. 398
    Sharon Howard says:

    Sharon, Goliad Texas – 1 Peter 2:18 “Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.” NKJV

  49. 399
    Amanda Gozur says:

    Amanda Gozur, Rio Rancho, NM

    “I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.” Job 42:2 (NLT)

  50. 400
    Pam Mayer says:

    Pam from Apple Valley, MN: But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3 NIV

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