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. 51
    Tamara says:

    Tamara from McLean, VA
    How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
    Psalm 139:17

  2. 52
    Karen Sanders says:

    Karen Sanders, Burleson, TX, “Pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV.

  3. 53
    Julie Crow says:

    Julie Bentonville,AR
    Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Ps 9:10 NLT

  4. 54
    Holly Cox says:

    Holly Cox. Greenwood, SC.
    “As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God.”
    Psalm 40:17 ESV

  5. 55
    Connie Walker says:

    Connie Walker from Houston, Texas
    Revelation 22:1-2 (NLT)
    1 Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.

  6. 56
    Cindy Van Horn says:

    Cindy, Summerville, SC: “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:57‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  7. 57
    Pam Luschei says:

    “I follow close to You. Your right hand holds on to me,” Psalm 63:8 HCSB Pam in El Cajon, California

  8. 58
    Sue Middeldorf says:

    Sue Middeldorf – Troy, Michigan – “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from
    my anguish.” Psalm 25:17(NIV)

  9. 59
    Kathryn Luedtke says:

    Kathryn Luedtke, Sherwood Park, Alberta
    And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross!
    Phil 2: 8 NIV

  10. 60
    Lisa Wyatt says:

    Lisa, West Des Moines, IA “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” Ephesians 3:17 NLT

  11. 61
    Jo Anne Melton says:

    Jo Anne, Chicago

    He will fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
    Job 8:21 NIV

  12. 62
    Anne says:

    Anne from Spokane, WA:

    just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

    Ephesians 1:4 NKJV

  13. 63
    Lisa G says:

    Lisa Gaska, Pittsburgh, PA But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who [reverently] fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,
    PSALM 103 AMP

  14. 64
    Roz Barrett says:

    Roz Barrett, Washington, MI, – Phil 2:8 (ESV) “And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

  15. 65
    Jill Greer says:

    Jill Greer, Medina, TN

    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
    Romans 8:26-27 NIV

  16. 66
    Amy says:

    Amy7634 from the Midwest:

    “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

    Romans 8:18 (NIV)

  17. 67
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen, Gahanna, Ohio

    All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

    2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

  18. 68
    Laura says:

    Laura, Minneapolis, MN.
    For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
    Romans 5:19 NKJV

  19. 69
    Suzanne says:

    Tenaha, TX

    Philippians 4:5 NKJV

    Let your gentleness be known to all men. The LORD is at hand. Phil. 4:5

  20. 70
    Carolyn says:

    Carolyn Medlin Oceanside Ca
    For the grace of God that brings Salvation has appeared to all men.
    Titus 2:11 NIV

  21. 71
    Allison says:

    Allison in Fort Worth, TX

    How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast the sum of them!

    Psalm 139:17 (NIV)

  22. 72
    Leigh Clemmons says:

    Leigh Clemmons, Shorter, Alabama: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8 NJKV

  23. 73
    Kathy Baird says:

    Kathy from Denver, CO
    “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ,
    Set your hearts on things above,
    Where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
    Set your minds on things above,
    Not on earthly things.”
    Colossians 3:1-2. NIV

  24. 74
    Leah Cullen says:

    Leah Cullen – Ramona, CA

    Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭33:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  25. 75
    Nikola says:

    Nikola, BC, Canada
    “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavely realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV

  26. 76
    Janet says:

    Janet from Bemus Point, NY

    You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Psalm 39:5 (NIV)

    And in French:
    Voici, tu as donne a mes jours la largeur de la main, et ma vie est comme un rien devant toi. Oui, meme vigoureux, l’homme n’est qu’un souffle. Psaumes 39:6 (SG21)

  27. 77
    Patty Lincoln says:

    Patty Lincoln, Greenville, SC: “Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions: wait for hope to appear.” Lam. 3:29. MSG

  28. 78
    Hannah Johnson says:

    Hannah from Elmira, ON
    “This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.” 1 John 5:2 NIV

  29. 79
    Donna says:

    Donna from Beavercreek, OH
    He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. Rev 5:7 (NIV)

  30. 80
    Kathy says:

    Kathy King
    Woodstock, GA
    For the Lord is good;
    His mercy is everlasting;
    And His truth endureth to all generations.
    Psalm 100:5

  31. 81
    Meredith Miller says:

    Meredith in Johnstown, OH: He has delivered use from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us. -2 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)

  32. 82
    tricia Christenson says:

    tricia Christenson Campbell CA

    “I am certain that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord.”
    Psalm 27:13-14 (HCSB)

  33. 83
    Kim Auvenshine says:

    Kim Auvenshine, Fort Worth, TX
    “I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  34. 84
    Bridget (Strong Butterfly) says:

    Bridget in Phoenix – Matthew 6:33-34 nkjv
    But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry [be anxious] about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  35. 85
    Tammy says:

    Tammy Causey
    Humboldt, TN

    (I will) let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among me, teaching and admonishing others ( and being taught and admonished by others ) in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, with gratitude in my heart to God.
    Colossians 3:16 HCSB

  36. 86
    Cathy Pernsteiner says:

    Cathy Pernsteiner Clarkston, Wa
    and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
    Romans 8:17 ESV

  37. 87
    Lena says:

    Lena Wilmore, KY
    By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. Hebrews 11:27-28 NIV

  38. 88
    Cindy McLaughlin says:

    I have stored up word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 (ESV)

  39. 89
    Phyllis says:

    Phyllis, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
    Song of Songs 2:10 ESV
    My beloved speaks and says to me: Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,
    Heartfelt prayers for Houston and Texas in the floodwaters.

  40. 90
    Sandie Powell says:

    Sandie Powell, Albuquerque
    “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth and delivereth
    them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 KJV

  41. 91
    Katherine says:

    Katherine Emerson, Livingston Tx

    So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.
    Genesis 50:21 NIV

  42. 92
    Nitsa says:

    Nitsa from Eugene, OR. “God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.” Psalm 54:4 ESV

  43. 93
    Ali Contois says:

    Ali C., Pleasanton, CA- “Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.” Romans 6:13 (ESV)

  44. 94
    Robin McMurray says:

    Robin from Grants Pass, OR

    For your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.

    Psalm 25:11 ESV

  45. 95
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    Be happy with those who are happy,
    and weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15 NLT

  46. 96
    Amber Darrow says:

    Amber from Newnan,
    “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”
    Psalm 23:1

  47. 97
    Melissa Dukes says:

    Melissa From Grovetown, GA. “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 tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
    ‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  48. 98
    Melissa says:

    Melissa, Sulphur, LA

    Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17(NIV)

  49. 99
    Lesley says:

    Steamboat Springs, CO
    James 1:11 NIV
    For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

  50. 100
    Connie says:

    Connie, Moss Bluff, LA

    Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17(NIV)

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