WHY IS IT EASIER TO OBEY GOD THAN TO TRUST HIM? Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don't want to obey them, we usually concede...
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WHY IS IT EASIER TO OBEY GOD THAN TO TRUST HIM?
Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don't want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us, but the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. When unexpected situations arise that appear unjust, irrational, or even dreadful, we feel confused and frustrated. Before long we begin to doubt God's concern for us or His control over our lives.
Adversity is hard to endure, and can even be harder to understand. If God were really in control, why would He allow the tragic auto accident or crucial job loss? How could He permit cancer in a loved one or the death of a child? Grappling with His concern for us we ask, "Why is God allowing this?" or "What have I done wrong?"
In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on the topic of God's sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and he now shares the fruit of that study with you in Trusting God.
As you begin to explore the scope of God's power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you'll begin to acknowledge His loving control. As you come to know Him better, you'll find yourself trusting Him more completely - even when life hurts.
A companion study guide is also available.
1. Can You Trust God? ^2. Is God in Control? ^3. The Sovereignty of God ^4. God's Sovereignty Over People ^5. God's Rule Over the Nations ^6. God's Power Over Nature ^7. God's Sovereignty and Our Responsibility ^8. The Wisdom of God ^9. Knowing God's Love ^10. Experiencing God's Love ^11. Trusting God for Who You Are ^12. Growing Through Adversity ^13. Choosing to Trust God ^14. Giving Thanks Always
Jerry Bridges contends that as you begin to explore the scope of God's power over nations, nature, and the detailed lives of individuals, you'll begin to acknowledge His loving control. And as you come to know Him better, you'll find yourself trusting Him more completely.
Jerry Bridges presents the necessary essentials of belief for the person who's seeking to trust God completely, even when things go wrong.
Jerry Bridges is one of the most widely recognized and trusted Christian writers today. The former vice-president for corporate affairs of The Navigators, he continues to serve as a Navigators staff member, ministering to college students, churches, and other groups around the world. His first book, The Pursuit of Holiness, is a modern classic with sales over one million copies. He is also the author of I Exalt You, O God, The Practice of Godliness, Trusting God, Transforming Grace, The Discipline of Grace (winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion award), and The Joy of Fearing God.