Message of Hope: When you feel alone in life, God is still with you.
As we study the book of Ruth we are going to find the story of a woman who loses her husband and finds herself alone in a foreign land with her mother-in-law. We are going to discover that Ruth was much more than what happened to her. We are going to discover that God is close to her and with her through it all. We are going to discover what God can do through a person who is willing to endure, with joy, whatever it is that life throws at them (the good and the bad) and obey God through it all.
Today's passage is a bit difficult to S.O.A.P. because it is the background and introduction to Ruth's story. Read Ruth 1:1-5 with the theme of "Waiting on God's Timing and/or When you feel alone in life, God is still with you" in the back of your mind. Perhaps that will help.
My personal goal is to get up at 6 a.m. to complete the study each morning. I will then try to post my response in the comments section. If I have a rough night with our precious Olivia, I may not be able to post until later in the day when she is having a nap, but please don't let that stop you from sharing your responses. I don't have to be the first one at it :)
I'd like to encourage you to try to set a time for your Quiet Time. You may not be a morning person. You may have random minutes throughout the day where you are able to dig into the Word. It doesn't matter when you complete your Quiet Time. God doesn't care when it happens, He just loves any time we spend with Him.
Read Ruth 1:1-5.
Which verse(s) stands out to you?
If you want, share all or part of your S.O.A.P. in the comments below this post.
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