August 4, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Ruth 2:11,12, where we hear Boaz tell Ruths, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before. The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”
Boaz is showing Ruth that God is in the bigger picture. Whether she initially realized it or not, Ruth came to discover that God was indeed a secure refuge and faithful provider for Naomi and herself. Food, protection, hope, and a future.
It doesn’t matter what our life looks like on paper, or even what chapter we think we are up to. God hasn’t changed. He is our refuge and provider, as much as he was for Ruth and Naomi
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help us to continually look to you instead of our circumstances. Shelter us under your wings of protection. You are our strong refuge and provider. Thank you for your great love. We give you thanks and praise. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.