God is a way maker

Ruth 1-4 God Directs Our Steps

Do we trust God in the hardest of times, or do we follow the example of Abraham and Elimelech in a time of famine? Both moved to places that lived, breathed, and worshiped wood and stone idols. But, what man does is not a hindrance to God who is at work that we might know the truth of Isaiah 55:8-9, “my ways are higher than yours.”

In Judges, the people ignored and rebelled against God, and every man did what was right in his own heart, yet God reminds us that He is God. As the director of our steps, He is busy orchestrating circumstances to prove that He is a promise keeper so that we might recognize His plan.

Far away in Moab, Elimelech and his two sons pass away, and Naomi is left destitute. How often in our most desperate states does God intervene to teach us He is not only a promise keeper but a God of provision? We are His workmanship that He has prepared beforehand so we can be a part of His plan. God can and will use one gentle, kind, widowed daughter-in-law, Ruth, so that bereaved Naomi will be comforted. Ruth’s words echo across the centuries: “your God will be my God.”

God can and will work even in the hardest of times. He brings about circumstances to accomplish His will. Where is God working in your life today?

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