Did you know Rahab was Boaz mother? I guess I knew that but I wasn’t really thinking about how that set Boaz up to accept Ruth as his wife. Think about it – Ruth was a Moabite, an outsider. Boaz likely grew up knowing how his mom felt about being grafted in and then was able to offer the same kind of protection and care to Ruth. It was a set up.
Or how about Hannah, Samuel’s mother? She was distraught and barren. That led her to promise her unborn son to the ministry and Samuel was brought up in the temple thereby becoming one of the great prophets of old. It was a set up.
The early church was just getting off the ground after Jesus’ ascension when they were so severely persecuted that they had to split up and move away from each other. This spread the gospel to other places and changed the world. It was a set up.
What are you facing? What if it’s a set up? Maybe you are growing new faith muscles or maybe God is setting up circumstances and moving things around for reasons you can’t understand right now. All I know for sure is this. You can trust Him! He has your best interest in mind! You cannot possibly care for a person or care about a situation nearly as much as He does! He loves you! In this life there’s always going to be stuff in this life, but take heart, He has overcome this world and He always offers a plan!
What might God be doing in the midst of your story right now? Lean into Him and trust Him in this season and watch what He does!