[Ruth Chapter 1:6-17]
14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you,Or to turn back from following after you;For wherever you go, I will go;And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;Your people shall be my people,And your God, my God.17 Where you die, I will die,And there will I be buried…”
Ruth’s determination to cling to Naomi despite her circumstances shows how we should behave in face of adversity. It’s so easy to count our blessings when our waters are calm without disturbance, but should our waves slightly undulate, we get so eager to run ashore. When negative situations arise, we should never allow them a chance to drive us from God’s presence or our blessings. As Ruth relented in-spite of Naomi’s attempts to persuade her to give up and move on, so must we must persist and resist the temptation to run away, no matter how much our circumstances causes us to endure. Let us be loyal to God in times of despair, and not permit our situations to drive us to fleshly decisions . It is through our weakness and difficult circumstances that God shows himself strong, and through our lacking that He delivers the greatest blessings. Be patient; Wait on the the Lord.
God Loves YOU Matchlessly,