Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. – Ruth 1:3-4 (NIV).
Ruth could have looked at her circumstances and said, "Well, this is it! My husband died, and here I am taking care of my mother-in-law. Woe is me."
But Ruth didn’t think this way. No, Ruth believed she had a future. Ruth believed that what the devil meant for evil, God would turn around for her good. Ruth knew the God has something better for her.
You and I have to believe like Ruth that God has something better for us, even when we are in our darkest hour. Especially when the rug seems to be pulled out from under our dreams.
Even then we need to believe that God has something better, that God refuses to let us settle for less than His best.
God was saying to Ruth, "Daughter I have something better for you. My best is on the way to you."
God has something better, His best, for you and me as well. All we have to do is, like Ruth, believe it.