September 15, 2019 – God can handle it, the second sermon from Ruth, affirms Naomi for being emotionally honest with God when she felt completely abandoned—without family, protection or income. Naomi’s relationship with God, was based on her awareness of God’s steadfast love. When she felt God let her down, she blamed God. While that’s not good theology, it is what God desires from us when life is cruel: emotional honesty. Like Jacob, Naomi wrestled with God, and received God’s blessing.
Scripture: Ruth 2