The big picture 

Ruth could have easily been discouraged. 

Her husband passed away

Her father in law passed away

She was an outsider in a foreign land

She was poor

She was a woman 

However, if you look closely at her story you will see an intricately woven web of events that remind us how powerful God’s hand upon us is. 

She was a Moabite, a nation founded in sin. God still used her. She was displaced from her family. God still used her. She was a woman. God still used her. 

No matter how small and insignificant you feel right now, God is using you. You can’t see the big picture, but God can. You just have to trust that God’s powerful hand is working in your life just like It was working in Ruth’s. 
After all, Ruth ended up being the grandmother of King David. That’s a pretty important detail in this beautiful story that is still being written today. 

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7 

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