Monday, May 5, 2014

Road to Recovery

Ruth 1:7
With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.

Naomi had lost her husband and her two sons while living in the land of Moab, it nearly appears that God was punishing Naomi, but God brings a restoration to her life. 

The Scripture says that she heard that God was blessing the people where she came from, Israel, and she decided to return. With her daughter-in-law, Ruth, she set out back to the land where she belonged, where God had blessed her and was now blessing again.

...She set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah...

Today, if you have lost something or someone you love, you have had a tragedy and you don't understand why it must have happened the answer is to go back to where you came from. God brought her back to the place of "Praise". Judah, means praise. Naomi was going back to where she had received from God in the very beginning, she got back on the road that would lead her to, "praise". She didn't stay where she was. She went back. 

In the end Naomi becomes a very blessed and joyful woman. Ruth marries Boaz and has a son, and the Scripture says that Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap and cared for him and the women living in the area said, "Naomi has a son." God restored everything to her, He changed her bitterness and restored her joy and her life, she went back to the place of "Praise", she went back to the place where she came from.

If you are hurting today, don't stay where you are, go back to the place where you first came from, where you first received from the Lord.


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