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Today's reading: Ruth 4:13-22; Jeremiah 29:11

The final chapter of Ruth is so encouraging. What a turnaround for Ruth and Naomi since we first met them in Ruth 1 when they were feeling devastated because of the extreme circumstances they were facing.

Although I am drawn to the sweet love story of Boaz and Ruth, my favorite part of Ruth 4 is the final picture we're given of a restored and joyful Naomi. Although she didn't understand what was happening to her at the time and she certainly wouldn't have chosen the things she experienced, it was all part of God's plan. God had every detail of Naomi's life in the palm of His hands.

As I finished the final verses of Ruth, Jeremiah 29:11 came to my mind. The powerful promise contained in this verse was displayed and evident through the story of Naomi and Ruth.

"'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope'" (Jeremiah 29:11).

What's your current situation--Is God's provision clear to you? Are you in a place where things don't seem to make sense and you're struggling to see God's plans for you to prosper? Or maybe you're somewhere in between? Whatever your situation, will you join with me in claiming the promise of Jeremiah 29:11? Let's give everything to God and let His Word be our encouragement this week. Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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