Just like the nation of Israel, there is something inside of you that wants to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want. Similarly our God will still hear our cries for help even in our disobedience.
In these dark days of disobedience with no King in Israel, God was beginning to decorate for Christmas in the book of Ruth. He would use 2 women and a man. One of the women had come to the point believing God had abandoned her or didn't care about her. The man decided to go against the culture around him and believe that God was still at work.
While none of them could probably fully comprehend the magnitude of their involvement, they were all at the epicenter of the activity of God. Throughout Ruth we see an important question answered in different ways...when you could yield your life to another, will you be the king or yield to the King?