HE TRUSTED GOD
“So I thought to inform you…” Ruth 4:4
It can be hard to trust God, especially when the stakes are high. Our emotions tell us that we can control situations if we worry enough. But in the end, that always leads us astray.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught myself worrying. My sin nature tells me that if I worry over a situation, then it will get fixed. I’ve found myself stewing and obsessing when I should be praying and trusting. It’s not something that comes naturally to me. This has been an area where I’ve had to discipline myself, remember to take every though captive. And all of this requires supernatural help.
As I’ve studied the book of Ruth, I’ve been amazed at how Ruth and Boaz never seemed to stress over uncertainty. Instead, they were proactive and sought wise counsel.
Boaz was a man so holy that not only did he take care of matters quickly, he followed every Biblical principle to the letter. When he accepted Ruth’s proposal, he approached the nearest kinsman swiftly and honestly. He was thorough when he described what the kinsman would gain. He didn’t try to paint a bad picture. He just gave the facts. Boaz knew that there was a possibility that the closer relative would choose to take Ruth as a wife and claim Elimilech’s land.
How often are we tempted, out of anxiety, to control instead of just proactively doing the right thing! When we are in a tight spot, like Boaz, let’s just give the facts without our own spin. God is in control, if we take ourselves off throne and relinquish control.
Forgive me for worrying instead of praying and obeying. I acknowledge that You are God and I am not. I choose to sit in the shadow of Your wings. Work out every difficulty for Your glory.
In Jesus Precious Name