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Peacemaker Ministries Devotional: God Replenishes

by P. Brian Noble / October 21, 2019

Scripture 

For I will satisfy the weary soul, 

and every languishing soul I will replenish. 

For I satisfy the weary ones 

and refresh everyone who languishes (Jeremiah 31:25, NASB) 

Thoughts 

Does the “everyone” in this verse include you? “For I … refresh everyone who languishes.” In this passage, God is talking about his people in Judah; at the same time, he is talking about you and me. When our souls languish, God replenishes. When we are weary, he satisfies. Now that is encouraging. 

There is something interesting in this Psalm: 

For he satisfies the longing soul, 

and the hungry soul he fills with good things. (Psalm 107:9, ESV) 

The Hebrew word for fills is the same word as replenishes in the Jeremiah verse. It is the word mālēʾ, which means to fill or make complete. God is the one who will fill your life and make it complete. 

During his Sermon on the Mount, one of the things Jesus promised was, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6, ESV). We are all actually hungry and thirsty in this way—let’s turn to Jesus so he can satisfy our longings. 

Application 

What or who satisfies you? What or who completes your life and replenishes you? Paul answers these questions in Colossians 2: “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled [made complete] in him, who is the head of all rule and authority” (Colossians 2:9-10, ESV). Remember that nothing else will complete you like Jesus will. For instance, you cannot find completeness in another person’s approval. You will only be completely satisfied if you go to Jesus with your inner hunger or thirst. He wants to satisfy your longing soul and fill your hungry emotions, desires, and thoughts with himself. 

Prayer 

Lord, I choose today to find my satisfaction only in you. You are the only one who will fill me up. Help me to turn away from other things that only satisfy temporarily, and reach out to you, the only one who can make me complete.… 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.