Friday, August 16
Mara No More
The final chapter of Ruth is encouraging. What a turnaround for Ruth and Naomi since we first met them in Ruth 1, when they were feeling devastated and a bit lost because of the extreme circumstances they were facing.
Although I am drawn to the sweet love story of Boaz and Ruth, my favorite part of Ruth 4 is the final picture we see of a restored and joyful Naomi. Although she didn't understand what was happening to her at the time and she certainly wouldn't have chosen the things she experienced, it was all part of God's plan. God had every detail of Naomi's life in the palm of His hands.
"Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off." (Proverbs 23:18)
What's your current situation? Whether you're in a place where things don't seem to make sense and you're struggling to see God's plans, you're in a good place serving God fully and well or you're somewhere in between, will you join with me today in telling God that you trust Him and are grateful for His good plans for you? Tami
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