G.K. Chesterton in his work Signs of the Times said, “Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is not virtue at all…As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude. It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be strength.”
As we begin to look at the Book of Ruth today we will see that the main character lived in what most would call extremely hopeless times. Even though her circumstances seemed awful, Ruth didn’t quit on life or run out on the people she loved. On the contrary, she made Jehovah her God and her hope in Him became her strength.
May God teach us today about finding hope in hopeless times,