“3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.”
At the beginning of this story, Naomi can’t see the big picture. She can’t see how one day God will take her brokenness and pain, and transform it.
Naomi’s story will end in God’s wonderful provision, worked out in ways Naomi can’t imagine now.
What about you? Do you tend to see your present situation as final? How often to look at our lives and turn the future over to God?
Some one pointed out to me that as Christians what we have is to move forward and trust God. Leave the big picture to his providence and grace.
“5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3: 5-6