This month, I’ve been reading daily Bible passages on God’s comfort. One that stood out to me was about Naomi, in the story of Ruth. I think we can all learn a lesson from the story of Naomi, and she is probably a character that is often overlooked. First, she had a good life; two children and a husband and a farm. But then there was a famine. They had to pack up and move to Moab, a foreign land where the people didn’t worship God. While they were in Moab, her two sons married Moabite women, Ruth and Orpah. Sadly, Before they could return home, Naomi’s husband and sons all died. She decided to return alone to Israel, but Ruth would not hear of it and insisted she’d go with her. Even in the worst of times, God provided Naomi with comfort. Ruth and Naomi travel back to her homeland, and Naomi was still so sad when they arrived that she told the people to call her Mara, meaning bitter (Naomi means “pleasant.”) After a long, hard time, Naomi was still rather depressed. But soon after they arrived, Ruth remarried and had a child. They made Naomi the child’s nurse, and once again, she was happy. All through her hard life, God provided comfort for Naomi. Even when she has lost hope, God comforted and helped her through.
So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went on into her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.
And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
And Naomi took the child, and laid it on her bosom, and became a nurse unto it. -Ruth 4:13-16, KJV
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3, KJV,
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