God Knows Your Whole Story & GraceFull Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, friends! Welcome to yet another GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up party! Next week things will be a little different, as I will start a series on reading and studying the Bible. First, we will be talking about different Bible translations and how they matter (if they matter). If there are any questions or things you would like to be answered about studying the Bible, you are more than welcome to leave a comment or email me.

After the series on Bible study, we will move on to prayer. I am excited to start uncovering these a little bit with you!

God Knows Your Story

God Knows Your Whole Story

I saw these words, etched to the margins of my Bible. โ€œGod knows the whole story, not just a part. He knows your whole story, too.

I have used this same Bible for my morning devotions for several years now, finding it the best plan to read the whole Bible in a year every year. While I donโ€™t like to mark my actual Bible, this one I write in and underline. It holds a few years worth of notes on the margins โ€“ not on every page, no. But some pages hold words that I have found important. Words that have spoken to my heart.

This morning, these words spoke to my heart once again. Right there, at the end of the story of Ruth. We all know the story of Ruth for the hope that it holds. After losing everything, Ruth chooses to stay with her mother-in-law and go to a foreign country, in the midst of foreign people. She is a Moabitess, and therefore not exactly welcome. Still, she works hard to be able to feed herself and her mother-in-law. Then, the Lord shows her favor and she meets Boaz. Eventually, her life is completely changed.

There once again, I saw the hope woven into the story. How there were so many points to the journey that could have discouraged Ruth. I would have understood if she chose to go back to her own land, to her own people. Yet, she persevered. She held fast, no matter how hard it got.

So often, I get discouraged. I look at the parts that I am holding, forgetting they are parts of a whole. Instead, I just see parts and figure that is all I will ever get. But that is not true. My story is a whole one, not just made up of parts. Though I see the present and the past, God sees the whole. He knows my story, the whole story. He sees it all, He holds it all, and He guides me accordingly.

So today, friend? I don’t know what you are going through right now. I don’t know what this season holds for you. But trust God that He knows the whole story, not just this part. He will watch over you, take care of you, and love you forever.

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28 Comments

  1. There is hope woven into every story. It is easy to get discouraged sometimes, but you are right, God’s love is forever.

    1. I think it’s so beautiful to see how hope really is woven into every story, every part of it. We just need to have the eyes to see it. Thanks for visiting here, Laurie! God bless you

    1. Yes! It’s so wonderful to know that He is always with us, no matter what happens. Thanks for being here this week, Yvonne. God bless you

  2. I’m encouraged by the fact that God sees the whole story and He sees it all at once. We are so limited in our perspective. Oh, for grace to trust him more.

    1. We really are so limited in our perspective, yet at least I so often think I know it all! Oh, to change my heart and to trust Him more with all. Thank you for visiting here this week again, Michele. God bless you

    1. I’m right there with you, friend. Sometimes seeing these reminders in print is so needed, though these are things I already know. Thanks for visiting here this week, Lauren! God bless you

  3. Thanks for this beautiful reminder that God knows the whole story. We only see a part and sometimes that part doesn’t seem like it’s going to work out. But God will always accomplish His purposes and they are always best even if we can’t see the whole picture. Blessings to you! I’m your neighbor at #TeaAndWord today.

    1. Thank you so much, Gayl. I can get so discouraged when at times it seems like things aren’t going to work out. That’s why I find it so important to keep reminding myself that God knows the whole story and He works in and through it all. God bless you!

  4. Oh yes, God does see the whole story! Thank goodness for that, and thank you for the reminder that I only see in part. My job is to trust God as I put one foot in front of the other. Blessings,

  5. We just did a study on Ruth. I love that book and there is so much to glean from it….as is true of the Bible! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this encouragement! It is good to know that He knows our whole story! (Stopping by from Purposeful Faith!)

    1. There is so many wonderful lessons to gain from the book of Ruth for sure! Thank you for visiting here, Rachel! God bless you!

  6. A beautiful post, and a great group of link up posts! The book of Ruth is one come back to over and over, always finding new nuggets of wisdom and encouragement. Thank you sharing what spoke to you!

  7. I love the book of Ruth and how the Lord is at work in such beautiful and amazing ways. He knows us, our story, and exactly what we need. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Yes, God is so gracious to us as He walks with us on this journey. Thank you for visiting here, Cheryl! God bless you

  8. I am so glad that God has all the pieces. I’ve always shared the example of our life being a puzzle and God will absolutely complete that good work in me, that gives my heart encouragement soo many times, knowing that God makes beautiful out of broken! #tuneinthursday linkup