10 December 2014

A Hope Prepared

Founders Note: Today on the blog we have are monthly contributor Victoria, she is sharing her heart on this month's theme Ruth. You can learn more about Victoria and her blog on the about page. 

“The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but they do get there.”
John Piper

Four falls ago, just before my 20th birthday, I had the opportunity to move to Plymouth, MA to complete my student teaching requirements. I was young and I had no idea what I was in for. It wasn’t always easy, but those months were nothing short of amazing.

About a week after I arrived, I had a stirring in my soul for the book of Ruth. After reading it several times, I got on to Desiring God LINK: http://www.desiringgod.org/ and typed “Ruth” into the search bar. My search returned a four part sermon series that would change my life.

I spent the month of September listening to those sermons and allowing them to guide my study. I began to see that sometimes circumstances and darkness happen, but we Christians have a hope in God that is not to be messed with.

Little did I know, the next few years were going to be rough. I didn’t go through those years very well, but with God’s Word and lots of help from His people (most of which have no idea what they did for me) I made it through. The time I spent studying the book of Ruth played a huge role in my life throughout all of it.

Those days are behind me and I have come to have a hope that runs deep. I can’t think about Ruth without thinking about the balm that it was in my soul. As I went through those years, I kept going back over the truth that I learned that September.

Whatever is happening in your life, these sermons will be so good for your soul. Check them out here:


  1. Can't wait to check these out.
    I need an avalanche of hope right now!

  2. Britt, this series will be such an avalanche!!! I don't know what you are going through, but whatever it is, God has prepared a hope for you. Seek Him for it!

    Shoot me an email (victoria.mjfh@gmail.com) if you want to chat about life or the series or WHATEVER! I'll pray with you and for you, girl!


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