This weekend, I rolled down my window at a red light and tried to speak God’s kindness to a homeless pregnant woman who was panhandling for money. I felt the crushing pain of her desperation in her bitter response.
I can’t stop thinking about her. As I offered her hope and healing in Jesus, she turned away in disgust.
Her deliverance is just one prayer away, but she is not ready to surrender.
Bible historians will tell you that a widow in Ruth’s day was in a very dangerous position and basically considered a homeless person.
A widow was a forlorn, defenseless little bird with no nest.
However, Ruth chose to sing a different tune. She looked to Jehovah God for her sustenance. Her resilient faith did not sway as she worked in the hot sun while every person in town watched her sweating out her new-found faith.
She never shook her fist at God. She never hid away from the world and sulked. Ruth perched her hopes on God’s faithfulness and never looked back.
If you are in dire circumstances right now, your Defender is near. He longs to shelter you under His wings…
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