Strong Women from the Bible: Ruth
What difficult situation do you need courage to face?
The Challenge: Face it through the boldness that comes from God!
The Promise: Your faithfulness attracts favor and blessing.
Our wait to conceive was a difficult journey of uncertainly and doubt. Month after month I would retract from the sight of my monthly flow. We had a deep desire for children, and started to take the steps to conceive. Little did I know the emotional rollercoaster I was about to take. It was during that time when my faith finally outgrew my feelings. I became steadfast in the promise that God gave us for children, and in His Word that He gave to us. In due time we conceived and have been blown away by the blessing of a child.
Determination gives birth to courage to keep moving forward.
We must come to a place of faith filled determination. One that believes with our baby steps of faith will parter with God's supernatural grace to fulfill His plan. Ruth got determined.
“For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you. And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more.” Ruth 1:16-18
Our reward for faith filled perseverance in the face of fear:
“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!” Ruth 2:12