In our lifetime, we all experience trauma of one degree or another. For Naomi and Ruth, in the Bible, there was no escape either…
“…Elimelech, from Bethlehem,[a] left the country because of a famine and moved to the land of Moab. With him were his wife, Naomi, and his two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. 3 During the time of their residence there, Elimelech died and Naomi was left with her two sons.
4-5 These young men, Mahlon and Chilion, married girls of Moab, Orpah and Ruth. But later, both men died, so that Naomi was left alone, without her husband or sons.” Ruth 1:1-5 TLB
Both Naomi and Ruth were changed by the trauma they faced, they had to adapt to a ‘new normal’. However, God had a plan in their loss and suffering and through Ruth’s bloodline, Jesus would be born to bring deliverance.
Often it seems as though our pain and loss has no reason, a unnecessary disruption; however God is sovereign and nothing catches Him by surprise in fact the Bible declares:
Romans 8:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
And by God’s grace, we are enabled to adapt to the new normal …
Laus Deo Ministries Int.
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