The story of Ruth is about an immigrant widow who seeks a new life after bitterly losing much that she has loved. It’s a story of uncertainty, risk, and resolve. It’s a story of God’s love and faithfulness in the midst of sorrow and confusion. It’s a story, amongst many in the Bible, that shows that God’s plan for His people does not exclude suffering, but works through suffering. Our “famine” may not be Ruth’s, but times of famine will come for all of us. Whether it’s grief and loss, unasked for conflict, a cloud of depression, a season of doubt, or an intense trial. The question is, “What is God doing in the midst of those things?” And most importantly, “Will you trust Him?” Charles Spurgeon once said, “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
For 4 weeks, we’ll be exploring what it means to trust God’s heart and learn that He is faithful in the famine.
February 19 – God of Affliction – Ruth 1
February 25 – God of Providence – Ruth 2
March 5 – God of Kindness – Ruth 3
March 12 – God of Redemption – Ruth 4