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In times of extreme difficulty even deeply committed Christian can wonder “Has God abandoned me?” or “Why does God allow suffering in the first place?” In hard times, it can be difficult to see God’s providence and provision in your situation. If you’ve ever felt this way, you are not alone. Yet, God offers us encouragement in his word, especially in the story of Ruth, where we find a mother-in-law on the edge of despair and a young, at-risk woman simply committed to do the next right thing.

Like Naomi and Ruth, we need be neither surprised nor ashamed that we sometimes feel afflicted or abandoned by God. If you are struggling to make sense of suffering and pain in a time of uncertainty and hardship, Groundwork from ReFrame Media, is offering a new audio Bible study called, “Ruth: Surprised by God’s Providence.” Let the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz strengthen your confidence to trust, obey, and actively receive God’s provision.

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