Has grief held you fast in a pit where you cannot see God’s kindness?
It’s so easy for that to happen, isn’t it?
The gut-wrenching sorrow .
And with the passing of time it is all too easy for our eyes to dim to any sign
of God’s kindness.
It happened to Naomi in the Bible. Ruth 1-4
Her sorrow was great. We can’t blame her for not seeing God’s kindness
in providing Ruth. Throughout the book we look for any words she might have of
praise and thanks for Ruth but they are not there.
No it wasn’t until we see her actions change
That we realize that she is thinking about the future.
No we can’t blame her at all
But I wonder if we too don’t sometimes hide from the light
Making it difficult for us to see God’s kindness
while we are grieving.
He’s always there.
Yes, right there where you are right now.
Maybe ask the Lord to open your eyes to His kindness.
Ask Him to help you see how He’s been there all the time.
Seek to be aware of His peace and presence.
Look for His touch on your life.
Doing that will help us to notice His Presence shining
through the gloom of life.
And what a difference that makes.