At #shereadstruth right now we are reading the story of Ruth (and Naomi).
Today we are reminded how
Naomi’s circumstances were indeed awful. She’d buried her husband, lost two sons and said goodbye to a daughter-in-law. She had no hope of a grandchild, no path of provision. “I went away full,” she said, “and the Lord has brought me back empty” (v. 21). Yet, there was no fist-shaking at heaven. No renouncing her faith. Naomi acknowledges God without blaming Him. She believed God was sovereign, even in her tragedy.
She still believed He was sovereign.
I think this is part of why I have been M.I.A. here on the blog.
I’ve felt unworthy of writing anything, just in a low place spiritually.
But, lately God has reminded me of who He is, and who that makes me.
It doesn’t matter what are circumstances, what stupid thing we just did, what stupid thing we did years ago. We are renamed when we are His children. We are new, we are beautiful. We can continue to sing praises because despite how the world might try to name us because of our circumstances, He is still calling us beloved, redeemed, and precious. He is still calling us His child.
And He will never stop.