Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Review: Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts [Paperback]

"In an effort to strengthen his own trust in God during a time of adversity, Navigator author Jerry Bridges began a lengthy Bible study on God’s sovereignty. The revelations changed his life.

In Trusting God, he shares the scope of God’s power to help you come to know Him better, have a relationship with Him, and trust Him more—even when unjust things happen.

Tragedy, grief, loss, and death are part of life. Discover how Trusting God can reveal biblical truths about God."~From the book description

Our ladies group studied this book together a number of years ago.  It was very comforting and challenged me to trust God's sovereignty more in the trials of life.  God is in complete control of all that happens in this life.  It doesn't make Him the author of evil, but He controls how much of it touches our lives.  Read the book of Job to see this.  Someone told my son that what happened to Joni  Eareckson wasn't God's will, He just used it for good.  This is a frightening prospect. If what happened to Joni was not God's will, then He is not in control of what happens to us and He is just reacting to the evil that comes upon us...running around so to speak trying to put out fires and make good come from evil. That is not a very big god.  No, the God of the Bible controls all things.  It's 
been a number of years now since I last read this book.  I think it's time to reread it.  

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (‭Daniel‬ ‭4‬:‭35‬ KJV)

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