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. Before long, we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives. We ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?” During such a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a thorough Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and in Trusting God he shares the fruit of that study. As you explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and even the details of your life, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely—even when life hurts. This new edition replaces both Trusting God (paperback ISBN 9781600063053) and the study guide (paperback ISBN 9781600063060) by combining both resources into one volume!
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10 (NKJV) Is it possible to live a life without worry? Worry and stress have a way a sneaking into our lives when we’re not looking. Yet God invites us to wave goodbye to this unwelcome duo and learn to depend on Him in everything. As worry and stress disappear in our rear view mirror, we discover new things about God, life, and others that we never imagined. In this study, we’ll look at men and women who faced challenging situations and impossible odds but discovered the power of relying on God every step of the way. Whether it’s Noah leading a herd of wild and whimsical creatures on wooden boat (with two termites!), Abraham leaving everything that’s familiar to venture into the great unknown, or Ruth embarking on an unforgettable love story, we’re reminded that the same God who led, guided, and protected them, leads, guides, and protects us, too. Features: Twelve weeks of Bible study Questions for discussion Leader’s Guide included for leading your small group study
Lessons from Habakkuk Trusting God During the Worst of Times
Author: Aaron E. Lavender
The Book of Habakkuk raises the philosophical question: "Why does a righteous God allow unrighteousness to prevail?" Being disturbed by the prevalent evils of his day, the prophet Habakkuk questions God. Habakkuk is a book that traces the prophet's journey from doubt to faith.Trusting God Anyhow! is a practical exposition of the book of Habakkuk. The book answers such questions as: Does God Care? Is God Faithful? Is God Really There? Designed to challenge Christians to put their faith in God during the worst of times, Trusting God Anyhow! focuses on topics such as: We Need A Faith That Pleases God, When Life Doesn't Make Sense, Those That Wait On The Lord, and Is Your Worship Of God Genuine Or Phony?
Release on 2011-12-13 | by Sharon Jaynes,Gwen Smith,Mary Southerland
A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure
Author: Sharon Jaynes,Gwen Smith,Mary Southerland
You don’t have to understand God to trust him. “Just trust me.” Those are the words we often hear in movies just before something bad happens. And yet, we are told to trust God. In a culture where we tend to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we really mean it? And what does trusting God really look like? Sharon, Mary, and Gwen—the Girlfriends in God ministry team—have been there. They’ve traveled the tough roads of life to discover the peace and power that comes from grabbing the hand of God and trusting his plan. The life stories they share bring laughter and sometimes tears, but always spiritual growth. Each of the 12-week sections concludes with a Bible study guide and journal page, inviting you to lock arms with Sharon, Mary, and Gwen and share with other women in a small group setting or to use individually in your own quiet time.
Best known as the powerhouse lead vocalist for one of Gospel's most acclaimedgroups, The Crabb Family, Jason Crabb's career has already been an incredibleride. In this book, Crabb offers testimony to all God has done for his familyand friends.
Many times Christians excitedly receive a promise or vision from God. From that moment forward, they want to tell the whole world what God is going to do in and through them. It's so exciting to have a promise from God. The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). But when God gives us a promise or vision, it takes time to see it fulfilled. Rarely is the vision for tomorrow or even the next year. It's for a certain time set by God. He shows it to you early, but He still wants to prepare you for the journey ahead. Many Christians get discouraged during this process and walk away from God. But so many people in the Bible--like Abraham, Joseph, and David--had to go through years of preparation before they saw their visions fulfilled. They waited a long time, probably longer than most of us. Be encouraged and don't let a thing called time destroy you before you even start. God is for you, and what He's promised He will bring to pass.
It’s easy to trust God when everything is going well. But when adversity strikes—a school shooting, a cancer diagnosis, a financial setback—do you wonder if God cares or if He’s even there at all? In this 31-day devotional, author Jerry Bridges tackles the doctrine of God’s sovereignty. These daily readings set the biblical foundation for the essential goodness of His character. In a clear and warm manner, Bridges explains how you can and should choose to trust God no matter what happens in life.
Trusting Others, Trusting God is an investigation of the concepts of moral and religious trust. The question of why or how it is rational to trust anyone has been the typical focus of philosophers, with an underlying assumption that trust must be justified. In most cases, trust (even – or perhaps especially religious trust) is portrayed as irrational. Sheela Pawar argues that a grammatical investigation of the concept of trust can help rectify this mistreatment.