THE GOD OF PROVIDENCE

“So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech” (Ru 2:3)

The word ‘providence’ means God working ‘behind the scenes’ with wisdom, power and kindness, to do His will in your life. The working of providence is for God’s glory and for your own good. For example, ‘it happened’ that Ruth went to work in the field of Boaz, who will be her husband later. This ‘it happened’ was in fact the (hidden) leading of the Holy Spirit. All true marriages ‘made in haven’ are the result of the workings of the God of providence!

“The circumstances of a saint’s life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you can’t understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God brings you to places, among people, and into certain conditions to accomplish a definite purpose through the intercession of the Spirit in you. Never put yourself in front of your circumstances and say, “I’m going to be my own providence here; I will watch this closely, or protect myself from that.” All your circumstances are in the hand of God, and therefore you don’t ever have to think they are unnatural or unique” (By Oswald Chambers 1874-1917)

Give thanks to the God of providence who has worked in your life when you were aware of Him or not! Thank You Lord Jesus!

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