In this passage from the book of Ruth, Naomi and Ruth arrive back in Naomi’s hometown of Bethlehem. Naomi believes that God is against her and has dealt bitterly with her, not yet seeing how his sovereign plan of grace will unfold. Suffering and pain can unsettle our faith and cloud our vision of God’s favor and good plan for our lives. When faced with hard or painful circumstances, may we trust in God with a childlike faith, believing that all things work together for good for his children. From our Sunday service at Grace Bible Church of Bend.