But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;
you are remembered throughout all generations(Psalm 102:12, ESV).
God is forever enthroned. He is forever remembered. Sometimes our days may feel long. We may feel like the worries of life have overshadowed us. Our joy may be withering like grass, but God is still forever enthroned and forever remembered.
Although we live in a fallen world, God still sits on his throne. Although our enemies seem to prevail, God is still on his throne. Although sickness may have attacked our bodies, God is still enthroned. Although we may be afflicted, God still sits on his throne. Tears may flow and depression may linger, but God is still enthroned.
How will you remember him today? Will you remember what he seemingly isn’t doing? Or will you remember him for what he has done? Generation after generation, will you remember his goodness? Will you remember his works? His deliverance? His comfort? Today in the midst of your trial, remember and proclaim God’s greatness. Your circumstances may not be good, but God is good.
We all need absolutes about God in our lives. These absolutes will help you get through your circumstances if you believe—truly believe—that God is good. Then, when your circumstances indicate that life is bad and your thoughts wander to the conclusion, “Maybe that means God is bad,” you will take a stand and clearly state, “My circumstances may be bad, but God is good.”
Think about your closest human relationship. Have you ever had a struggle in that relationship? In the midst of that struggle, you can proclaim, “God, I remember you and I believe you are enthroned.” In other words, “God, I submit to you as the Lord of this relationship. God direct me. Teach me. Search me.” Don’t be afraid to talk to him. He is amazingly good.
God, today in my relationships, I proclaim that you are enthroned, and I will remember your works in me. Lord, please teach me, search me, guide me, and direct me. You created me, and you created the other person. Be our Lord. Help me to honor you…. (Continue praying.)