God does great things in the lives of people. Slowly and surely his purposes unfold to reveal blessing. It is mysterious in many ways when it comes to our limited understanding with questioning, worried and even denying hearts. Initially what we may dread turns out for our good despite the hardship.
There must be billions of stories like Ruth & Naomi over the ages that newspapers have ignored or have chosen to edit out the faith side of things in the name of journalism in favour of a secular agenda.
The Bible & God just keep on giving & taking that we may know God’s goodness and love. As much as we may struggle and experience moments of darkness & death they serve a purpose that is divine and not a random equation of meaningful mathematical meaningless.
With God all things happen for a reason, trust in God, trust in His reason, trust in His comfort, trust in the Saviour, trust His Word.
Ruth & Naomi
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
( A little insight into the life of Cowper, a man who struggled with bouts of depression)