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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
by Jerry Bridges

Product Details
  1. Paperback: 241 pages
  2. Publisher: NavPress
  3. Date Published: 2008

Point: God’s Sovereignty, Wisdom, and Love enable the believer to trust Him in all circumstances.

Path: Following the principles in Scripture, Bridges divides this work into fourteen chapters addressing our trust and God’s trustfulness in three areas: Sovereignty, Wisdom, and Love. God is sovereign over our lives, government, and weather. God is all wise, which promises that his sovereign will is good. God’s love is complete, which encourages us that his plan is for our good.

Sources: J. I. Packer, G. C. Berkouwer, and Alexander Carson are referenced frequently. Bridges’ own personal life is used as a testimony. The foundation is God’s Word.

Agreement: I appreciated Bridges’ ability to weave the biblical teaching into a systematic, yet readable, primer on the sovereignty of God. 
His humbleness in explaining that his struggles were not as drastic as others, his cautions at the end of chapters, his love for the hurting saints all encouraged me.
I thank God for his willingness to accept and acknowledge the fact that he does not have all the answers, but God’s Word is still truth.

Personal App: How often do I question “Why?” instead of trusting? Most of the time I will never know that answer. But I can answer “Can I trust God?” after reading His Word.

Favorite Quote: “Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God” (pg 115).

Stars: 5 out of 5

It would be worth another read and I would recommend it to every believer that I know.
The fact that I am able to take this book and recommend every chapter is priceless.

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Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)