“I went out full, and the Lord has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?” – Ruth 1:21
It will be erroneous to measure your tomorrow by the current circumstances that make mockery of your Kingdom identity. Some Christians have no better way of explaining the challenges in their lives than to ascribe them to the wickedness and weakness of God. They are oblivious of the covenant that they have in Christ, so they fail to recognize that God has the power to consign their troubles to oblivion and extinction.
The fact that you appear to be empty today doesn’t imply that God has exhausted His ability to sustain your continuous nourishment. The passage from emptiness to plenty may be full of darkness, discouragement and discomfort but is never void of the presence of God. So whenever it appears that you are drained of the dividends of your sonship in Christ, know that God has opened a new well from which you can draw up new joy.
Naomi thought she had lost all that she had: both family and material possessions. If her eyes of understanding were enlightened to see that Ruth, her daughter-in-law, was sent to her to uproot the tree of bitterness in her life, she wouldn’t have attributed her destitute state to the wickedness of God. When God opened her eyes and unveiled His unending generosity towards her, she realized that her emptiness was a passage in her life that faded away by the outpour of the overflowing blessings of God upon her life.
The emptiness you may be going through could be a test of your commitment to God in your night season before your brightness and season of plenty spring forth. I pray God visit every trace of emptiness in your life with overflowing streams of joy and pleasant surprises in Jesus name. Amen