Discussion Questions:

  1. Are there times when it feels as though God is against you?  How do you feel about Naomi referring to herself as “bitter”?

  2. Who do you have in your life who helps you see past the junk in this world to the promises and provision of God?  Have you expressed the value they have to you recently?

  3. What kind of hope do you have for the LORD’s help as you face difficulties, seeing how God’s ways provided for Ruth and Naomi’s needs long before their situations occurred?

  4. Tell of a time when God has taken a bitter experience of yours and turned it into something sweet.

  5. How does hope help you keep things together when it feels like the challenges will make you fall apart and make a big mess of life?

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