Today’s Truth

Daily Truth: Sorrow and Love

There are many verses in the Bible that speak about how God is close to the brokenhearted and cares for His people in their time of need. In this life we will have troubles and sorrows. We will have great moments of grief, but God is faithful and will tend to His flock. He is a good shepherd. Look how He cared for Ruth.

Ruth lost her husband and father-in-law and had a choice to make. She could stay in her own land and possibly find a husband of her faith and culture, or she could follow her Christian mother-in-law back to Judah and the God of her husband’s family. She chose to follow Naomi and she even said, “Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” (Ruth 1:16-17). She loved Naomi and her God and wanted to follow them into the unknown. She showed great faith and trust in the Lord. God took care of her and led her to Boaz and the two of them would be part of the line of Jesus Christ.

Sorrow and grief can weigh on the soul, but God always tends to His flock and cares for His people. If we continue to follow Him through our grief, He will lead us back to the promised land and a life of great blessings.