Which road will each of us choose? Very often in those defining moments in life where we get to direct our own course for the future, the factors that weigh most heavily in our decisions are those that seem most likely to provide us with comfort and security. The bottom line in our lives is rarely God's will, as it is revealed in his Word, especially if it seems to cut directly across our best prospects for happiness and success. We rarely think seriously about the impact our choices will have on our ability to raise a Christian family in a world that is often less that ideal. Like Elimelech, we act as the sovereign of our own lives, making the choices that seem best in our own eyes, without reference to God and without serious thought about the long-term implications. Many bear the label "Christian," yet their Christianity has no real impact on life-defining decisions. . . from Iain Duguid's commentary on Ruth and Esther
Change makes my heart hurt. To avoid that, I fear I may sometimes "act as the sovereign" in my life. We are in the midst of great change but God is not far away. I am grateful that even when my choices are still flawed by human nature (sin) that God is gracious to be my provision.
(HT- The Purple Cellar)