SSMT 2017: Verse 17!

fafcd3ab-ad08-4408-b0ff-1c958821244eHi! I am Sherry McClure and I am so happy to be memorizing Scripture with you!

The Psalms have been an anchor for me this year and I felt that it would be a good idea to memorize several verses from the Psalms to keep my mind focused on the Lord. My verses right now are Psalms 84:1-12:

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord is a sun and shield, the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord, of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”

These verses help me remember that if I feel that something is being withheld from me, it is not good for me! What relief to know that the Lord doesn’t withhold anything good from those who are following him. These verses also make me want to trust Him more and have the blessing of freedom, knowing He is good, faithful, and for me. It makes me want to be in His presence more than anywhere else. He is good and His ways are good!

Don’t give up, my SSMT friends! You can do it!


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  1. 451
    Amy v says:

    Amy V. from Milwaukee Wisconsin:

    “..for the Lord will take delight in you and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.”
    Isaiah 62:4b & 5 NIV

  2. 452
    Geri Patterson says:

    Geri, Deer Park, TX
    for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. – Luke 6:44 ESV

  3. 453
    Erin Alley says:

    Erin Alley from Greenwood, SC: “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 NIV

  4. 454
    Carol Bowden says:

    Carol B., Conyers, GA
    At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. Titus 3:3 NIV

  5. 455
    Gail Niles says:

    Gail from Cary, NC
    “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’
    So say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'”
    Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV 1984

  6. 456
    Sarah says:

    Sarah from Sonora CA.

    “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NASB‬‬

  7. 457
    Shiffra says:

    Shiffra, Kalamazoo
    Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3 NIV84

  8. 458
    Marsha R. says:

    Marsha R. Columbia SC
    Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God!
    For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
    you break the teeth of the wicked.
    Psalm 3:7 ESV

  9. 459
    Betty from mission viejo says:

    “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:8 NIV

  10. 460
    Louise Brinkman says:

    Louise, Gaithersburg MD. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV
    My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all
    the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  11. 461
    Judy Pauley says:

    Judy Pauley, Norfolk, Va.
    Psalms 145:1NIV
    I will exalt you, my god the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.

  12. 462
    Jackie siple says:

    Jackie siple [email protected]

    ““I the Lord do not change.
    ‭‭Malachi‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  13. 463
    Brenda K. Orlow says:

    Brenda – Jordan, MN
    “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you.” Psalm 84:11-12 ESV

  14. 464
    Ellen Hollenshead says:

    Ellen Hollenshead, Albuquerque, NM.

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

    Isaiah 43:2, NIV

  15. 465
    Mitzi Cordle says:

    Mitzi Cordle, Brandon, MS

    For He guards the coarse of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.
    Then you will understand what is right and just and fair_every good path.
    For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
    Proverbs 2:8-10

  16. 466

    Paula Rutherford, Decatur, Tx–
    “Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man
    his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will
    have mercy on Him, and to our God, for He will
    freely pardon. (Isaiah 55:7 1985 NIV)

  17. 467
    Beth B says:

    Beth Barber; Pella, Iowa –

    You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

    Isaiah 55:12 (NIV 2011)

    PS I am praying for all of you Siesta Sisters who are dealing with the aftermath of the destruction caused by the hurricane. You are being held in my heart, and Jesus’ hands. My friend Carol, who is battling a serious illness said recently to a fellow struggler “never surrender your hope”. Your home may be destroyed, but your hope doesn’t need to be. That is my prayer for you. Blessings~Beth

  18. 468
    Kathleen Smith says:

    Kathleen, Georgetown, TX
    Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:17 NIV

  19. 469
    Audrey says:

    Audrey ~ Lebanon, IN
    2 Timothy 2:1 TNIV
    You, then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

  20. 470
    Mary says:

    Mary, Orlando FL

    “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning to deep for words.”
    Romans 8:26 ESV

  21. 471
    Jane Baker says:

    Jane Baker from Pontiac, IL: “Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.” Psalm 119:17 (NIV 1984)

  22. 472
    Julie Behnke says:

    Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17

  23. 473
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado, Rolling Meadows, IL: Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

  24. 474
    Joy Thompson says:

    Joy Thompson, Towson, MD
    “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

    Lamentations 3:22-23 – NIV

  25. 475
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn Alton, IA “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:17 NIV

  26. 476
    Mai Ly Chi, Fairfax, VA says:

    Philippians 2:13. NIV

    For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

  27. 477
    Sharon Whitledge says:

    Sharon, Little Rock “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
    1 John 4:4 NIV

  28. 478
    Barb says:

    Barb Wisconsin. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
    Ps 139:17 ESV

  29. 479
    Jacquie Terada says:

    Jacquie Terada Spokane WA
    Say to those with fearful hearts,
    “Be strong, and do not fear,
    for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
    He is coming to save you.”
    Isaiah 35:4 NLT

  30. 480
    Lori Maddox says:

    Lori Maddox from Bushnell, FL:

    “Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.”
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

  31. 481
    Kristin says:

    Kristin, San Marcos, Ca “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 NIV

  32. 482
    Debbie Dial says:

    Debbie from Semmes, Al
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 NIV

  33. 483
    Carrie Gill says:

    Carrie Gill
    Tyler, TX
    “Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.”
    Psalm 25:17 (NIV)

  34. 484
    LeeAnn Robinson says:

    For the word of God is living and active.
    Sharper than any double-edged sword,
    It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
    Joints and marrow;
    It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

    Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

  35. 485
    Brenda says:

    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, Philippians 2:9 NIV

  36. 486
    Shellie Smelser says:

    Shellie Smelser Augusta Georgia
    “Which bringeth forth the chariot and the horse,the army and the power; they shall lie down together,they shall not rise,they are extinct,they are quench as tow.

    Isaiah 43:17 KJV

  37. 487
    Mary Saul says:

    Mary Saul
    2 Timothy 1:17 HCSB On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he diligently searched for me and found me.

  38. 488
    Carolyn Guittar says:

    I Thess. 5:9-10 (HCSB) “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us , so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.”

  39. 489
    Tammy Martinez says:

    Tammy, Burleson, TX
    When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
    1 Corinthians 13:11

  40. 490
    Judy Frederick says:

    And those he predestined, he also called, those he called, he also justified, those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:30 NIV

  41. 491
    Sarah says:

    Sarah ~ Appleton, WI

    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, ESV

  42. 492
    Georgia Smith says:

    Georgia from Bristow, Oklahoma
    Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above [1] proclaims his handiwork. (ESV)

    I could not have found a better scripture after viewing the total solar eclipse on August 21!

  43. 493
    Rachael Ornelas says:

    Rachael Ornelas San Marcos TX

    For our God [is indeed] a consuming fire.

    Hebrews 12:29

  44. 494
    Lisa says:

    Lisa from Wellington, KS – “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 NLT

  45. 495
    Paula Faulkner says:

    II Chronicles 17:16a NIV

    “For the eyes of the Lord
    range throught the earth
    to strengthen those
    whose hearts are full
    committed to Him.

    IIChronicls 17:16a NIV

  46. 496
    Shelley Gully says:

    Shelley from San Angelo, TX

    For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor.
    No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

    Psalm 84:11 ESV

  47. 497
    Amanda Gozur says:

    Amanda Gozur, Rio Rancho, NM

    “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” Psalm 9:10 NLT

  48. 498
    Deborah Johnson says:

    Deborah Johnson from Odessa,Texas says, “He answered, ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.’ and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” ” Luke 10:27

  49. 499

    Alicia Sliter from Shoreview, MN: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV.

  50. 500
    Thara Johnston says:

    Thara from Fort St. John, BC Canada

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

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