Have you ever felt totally drained?
Has a situation in your life squeezed every ounce of energy from your very soul?
(Your soul being your mind, will, and emotions.)
Yet circumstances make it necessary for you to keep going?
Naomi felt that way in the Book of Ruth.
Her husband, Elimelech, and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion died.
Naomi was left in Moab, a foreign country, with her two daughter inlaws.
When Naomi returned to her homeland, Bethlehem, with one of her daughter inlaws...Ruth, she was so bitter, she wanted people to call her Mara, the afflicted one.
It took Ruth's faithfulness in following Naomi, and believing in the God of her husband to turn things around.
Ruth stayed faithful in those difficult times.
She was obedient in the difficult places.
Even when Naomi felt she had come to the end of her fruitfulness....Ruth had come into the beginning of hers.
God turned their toil-scorched spirits into a well-watered garden of inspiration.
When you feel you've reached the end....Praise God for making things grow in barren places...even if you don't see the progress yet. Stay vigilant in prayer, asking Him to fill your spirit so you may glorify Him with excellent work.....whatever that may be.
THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU ALWAYS; HE WILL SATISFY YOUR NEEDS IN A SUN-SCORCHED LAND...YOU WILL BE LIKE A WELL-WATERED GARDEN. ISAIAH 58:11 NIV.
Life has it's difficult places.
It is during those times that our only choice is to turn to God - and He does a marvelous work in us. In those difficult places, God wondrously makes us flourish.
If you feel you are in a difficult place, you needn't go through channels to reach our Lord....dial direct!!! He's always available.