Our study of Ruth has been amazing! I can’t help but share some of what we’re learning with y’all.
Naomi had no clue at all what was in store for Ruth and herself. They needed a man to be their leader, provider, and protector among many other things, yet where would that come from? They had both endured pain and heartache. It seemed their future wasn’t looking too great. They did what they knew to do and behind the scenes God was doing the rest.
Even in despair, the Father is working out His plan to restore and redeem.
The Father cares for us so much, down to the smallest detail. He feels our heartache and pain. Nothing in our lives are by chance. The Father orchastrates so much that we cannot see. He is working even in our despair. When we are tired, suffering, and want to give up, He is working.
The shattered hopes and dreams,
and the sting of loss.
He sees it all and He will restore and redeem. Circumstances aren’t by chance. He wants us to just trust Him and do what we know to do. We all know how Naomi and Ruth’s life ends (if you don’t know, check out the book of Ruth in the Bible). The Father knew just what they needeed and He was bringing it all together.
Don’t loose hope even when your future looks horrible and feels uncertain. Trust your Father’s hand in your life and know He cares deeply.
Father, You see any despair we endure. You know the pain of loss and struggle. Help us to lean into Your love and comfort when trials come. Help us to trust You and stay focused on You. May we know You will turn ashes into beauty. You will restore and redeem our situations if we’ll allow You too. Give us strength to do what we know to do and trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?