A reminder for today
When Ruth went back to work again, Boaz ordered his young men, "Let her gather grain right among the sheaves without stopping her. And pull out some heads of barley from the bundles and drop them on purpose for her. Let her pick them up, and don't give her a hard time!" (Ruth 2:15-16)
And drop them on purpose for her. Boaz ended up being very kind to Ruth knowing all about her suffering and in turn blessed Naomi by allowing Ruth to gather grain from his fields. I listened once again to Matt Chandler yesterday and he said something in his sermon that kept me thinking all day and it took me back to yesterday’s verse where Naomi was sad and changed her name to Mara.
He said: “As Christians we should never be surprised at suffering. I do not know why we feel betrayed by God so quickly when things do not go our way. The entire Bible is filled with that. The only explanation is that you think you are really special.”
I love that, it puts you in a place where you realise that being angry at God for unwanted circumstances is just plainly being self-centred and self-idolizing. Things changed for Naomi and Ruth as God’s plan starts to unfold. Things will change in your circumstances too. Once again I would like to remind you not to turn away from God when the storm arrive but instead turn to God.
My dear friend, this is completely against the expectations of the enemy and a bold move of faith like that will elevate you to a place in your relationship with God where the enemy will struggle to get you down.
I pray that the Lord will carry you through the troubled times and through the storms that you live through so that you will stand unchanged in your faith as solid as a rock, in Jesus name.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.