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Everyday Peacemaker

Peacemaker Ministries Devotional: Forever

by P. Brian Noble / November 18, 2019

Scripture

But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;

            you are remembered throughout all generations(Psalm 102:12, ESV).

Thoughts

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.

Application

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.

Prayer

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.)

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.