Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Trusting God Even When Life Hurts 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

  • Title: Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
  • Author: Jerry Bridges Eugene H. Peterson
  • ISBN: 9781600063053
  • Page: 360
  • Format: 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 even when unjust things happen.Tragedy, grief,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 even when unjust things happen.Tragedy, grief, loss, and death are part of life Discover how Trusting God can reveal biblical truths about God.Also available Trusting God Discussion Guide

    Trusting God Even When Life Hurts Jerry Bridges Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Trusting God Jerry Bridges Books Trusting God Jerry Bridges on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Why is it easier to obey God than to trust Him Because obeying God makes sense to us In most cases Really Trusting in God The Epistle Really Trusting in God Everyone says to me, Trust God.That s easy for them to say I believe in God and that He created the universe and human beings and I even think He knows me intimately, but what do you mean, Trust God Trusting God When You Don t Understand Top Things to Consider the source and seek to be obedient to the Lord, even when trusting God when you don t understand is hard Don t worry about this or that because God has provision for you. Trusting God When You Feel Empty Prayerfully Speaking In the last post, we celebrated that in God s hands, we are instruments of world victories.Jesus has given us His Spirit and promised that we will do even greater things than He did Our prayers are powerful When we pray in agreement with God s will and invite His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, we are participating in His victory. Trusting In God s Mercy by Charles G Finney The Oberlin Evangeslit May , TRUSTING IN GOD S MERCY Sermon by Prof Finney Reported by The Editor I will trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. Prayer Trusting God for His Blessings ChristiansTT Psalm The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer my God, my strength, in whom I will trust my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower Remove all obstacles to my blessings T ear down those strongholds in my life, break every evil chain that tries to mislead me Help me to be focused on my present, dear Lord, and let worry fall by the wayside. Learn a Great Spiritual Secret How to Trust God Many Christians repeat this cycle their entire life, wondering what they re doing wrong I should know I was one of them The Secret Is in the Doing A spiritual secret exists that can free you from this cycle trusting God What What does the Bible say about trusting others Question What does the Bible say about trusting others Answer On the topic of trusting others, King David said, It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes Psalm . TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD stories about miracles The divinely timed handprints of God are all around us Throughout this site, you ll find moving, frontline reports of just a few of the infinite and wondrous handprints of God on us Sometimes they are writ large, while others are stunning in their quiet synchronicity.

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    1. I want to tell you a story. It's about this book. I started it several years ago. A friend and I thought that we should read a book together over summer break, because we were going through a similar and painful experience. She finished it.I did not.Fast forward a dozen or so calendar pages, and I'm half way through my senior year. Placerita Baptist Church was my "home away from home" church for 3 years, and I was pretty involved with the college group there. A discipleship opportunity came up, [...]

    2. I love Jerry Bridges books. It's sad that there will be no more as the author died last year. However, we still have a good number to read. They are simple yet profound bringing Gospel truths to millions. This is probably my favourite of his, followed by Respectable Sins.I anticipate reading this book again and again especially when going through trials. It is easy to read about the sovereignty of God and mentally concur with this truth. But in Christian life and practice we often forget and try [...]

    3. Christians of yesteryear used to speak of events and circumstances as not being due to “second causes.” This was a quaint way of speaking of God’s sovereignty. And this is where Bridges begins. If we are to trust God, we must believe He really is in control of our lives, that He is wise in His dealings, and that He is loving.God always seek His own glory. But He also seeks the good of those who love Him. "God never pursues His glory at the expense of the good of His people, nor does He eve [...]

    4. Great book on God's sovereignty in the midst of difficult circumstances. A great answer to the popular book "Why bad things happen to good people?" The very title of that book reveals the lack of theological foundation needed to explore this topic. Chapter 7 which deals with God's sovereignty and our responsibility is worth the price of the book alone.Some takeaways:"Prayer is the acknowledgment of God's sovereignty and of our dependence upon Him to act on our behalf. Prudence is the acknowledge [...]

    5. Where is God when horrible things happen? What role does He play when it comes to job loss, the death of a child or loved one, a terminal illness, or other tragedies? Does He actually control all our circumstances, or do these bad things happen simply because we live in a sin-cursed world?These are questions that I never gave much thoughtuntil I found myself in the midst of my own tragic circumstances. It suddenly became a crucial issue in my life! There seemed to be only three clear choices:A. [...]

    6. Christian books often frustrate me, which - I guess - is why I don't read as many of them as the people around me seem to.I end up getting annoyed by analogies that fall apart under the least scrutiny, circular reasoning, and the panacea of faith to handle all other logical conundrums encountered.I found this book refreshing and candid. It wasn't perfect - I still found myself asking, "yeah, but what if?" And, "would you please tell me where you're getting that information?" (as on p. 177: "Some [...]

    7. I walked into this book bound but I walked out freeI originally got this book because - to be quite frank - because I thought it was apropos after having lost my home, all my possessions and having my health seriously compromised this past July in an environmental accident. A reminder to trust God in the midst of all that seemed well right. Little did I know how important the message in this book would be for me in this moment of my journey.Warning: this book is not for the faint-hearted. It w [...]

    8. Jerry Bridges seems to have a knack for communicating the biblical understanding of the tension between of God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. He does this with his usual ease in this excellent work: Trusting God. Mr. Bridges' firm biblical grounding, immersion in the works of the puritans, and own life experiences have prepared him for the work of bringing this important topic to the layman in an easy to follow style, while never compromising on theological accuracy. A fantastic read fo [...]

    9. A profound and encouraging book, grounded in scripture. Trusting God in adversity is far from easy at times, but as Bridges reminds us, he is sovereign, he cares for us, and he never wastes our suffering. And that makes all the difference.

    10. Loved this book! Jerry Bridges reminds you throughout the book that God does everything for our good and his glory (which go together). A good reminder that nothing is out of God’s control.

    11. I've always believed in the sovereignty of God. This book made it very practical to my life. Believing God is totally in control makes the hard times much easier to accept and face HEAD-ON. I highly recommend this book.

    12. It's true that trusting is much difficult than obeying. When you trust, you let a part of you to surrender the things you have no control. Trusting is especially hard when you are in an uncertain position of your life. The absolute promise of God is that He is always with us amidst the joy and the trials. Laying down your trust in God means putting up your faith in His sovereignty. Not easy, but it's worth doing.

    13. Beautiful presentation of the sovereignty of God, His unfailing love, and the confidence a believer has in every situation.

    14. When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? ~ Psalm 56: 3-4As I was finishing this book, the Newtown, CT shooting occurred and the Friday before we had a fire at our house. In many ways God put this book in my hands at a very good time in my life. While the book didn’t introduce any new “big” ideas, Bridges made several thought provoking statements on the subject on God’s sovereignty and goodness [...]

    15. Jerry Bridges walks the reader through the three bases for trusting God: His sovereignty (6 chapters), His wisdom (1 chapter), and His love (2 chapters). There are also brief discussions about contentment with self, growth in adversity, and the importance of thanksgiving in hardship. The focus here is primarily on the sovereignty of God, which makes sense since the book was essentially a result of Bridges' own personal bible study on that subject. His discussion of God's sovereignty is beyond th [...]

    16. I have only had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Jerry Bridges once (when he visited Northern Ireland), but I have had the immense pleasure and deep blessing of hearing him speak every time I have read any of his books, and especially so when reading, and re-reading, Trusting God, Even When Life hurts! My dearest friend and brother in Christ, John Morin, introduced me to this little book many, many years ago, and I have read it many, many times and passed on many, many copies to others as w [...]

    17. Trusting God by Jerry Bridges turned into something I was not expecting, and I was all the happier for it. I have read enough defenses for the sovereignty of God, both philosophical and apologetical. Instead, Bridges presents a biblically-grounded celebration of the sovereignty of God in all things.His central theme asserts that we can only trust God when bad things happen if He is totally sovereign, wise, and loving. This in response to the age old question of evil: either evil came about becau [...]

    18. I just could not get into this book. Perhaps I am not the target audience, having wrestled through the concepts of trusting God already, but it fell flat.In fact, when I finished I thought "I'm glad that was over". It was long, repetitive, and not as applicable as I wanted it to be. If this is the first book of Jerry Bridge's that you've read, I'd encourage you to choose another. The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness is one of my favorite practical theology [...]

    19. I've struggled with this audio and almost gave up halfway through as it is very repetitive. I don't agree with the sovereignty of God theology as there are far too many anomalies with it. At times this audio came across as very fatalistic although the author does warn against that himself. It didn't hold my attention at all but thoroughly annoyed me whilst listening One thing I have taken away from it though, is that you can't trust God completely until you get to know Him, which is very simple [...]

    20. This book was recommended to me by my counselor who recognized that deep beneath many of my issues in life and character was a distrust of God. That being said, this book sliced and diced me. Jerry Bridges looks at different aspects of God's character - his sovereignty, his goodness, his love - and brings the reader to see from scripture and analogy that God is trustworthy. He uncovers the common, faulty, underlying beliefs we have about God and points out the manifestations of our lack of trust [...]

    21. Jerry Bridges did a wonderful job putting God's sovereignty into perspective. He shows us, through Scripture, that all the adversity that comes into our lives as believers, is used for good. Romans 8:28. God's main purpose is for His Glory and for our good. Knowing that in troubled times and hardships, God is there, in the midst of it all watching over us. And He is in control! One of my favorite passages is:"Looking upward we see God in all His majesty, power, glory, and sovereignty as well as [...]

    22. For me, this book has been such a blessing. When life doesn't make a lot of sense, it can become easy to start thinking about God in human/fallible terms. We may think God doesn't care, or that He isn't involved with the details of this world or our lives, or that He isn't in control, or that He doesn't love us.Jerry Bridges reviews three of God's traits: He is all powerful, has perfect knowledge and wisdom, and has perfect love. He uses these traits to frame a perspective which one can then use [...]

    23. This is a wonderful book about God's sovereignty in the midst of pain and difficulty. God is in control of every part of our lives and we must trust Him with the big difficulties as well as the little ones. He works through our affliction for our good and His glory. I slowly read through this bookbut I'm SO glad that i read it. It helped me through the most difficult experience of my life. A great book to read if you are going through a hard time, or a good gift to give to a friend who is hurtin [...]

    24. This book is a decent anecdotal introduction to the topic of God's sovereignty. Knowing a little about the author's own hardships caused me to read the book more deeply, so I'd recommend reading up on Mr. Bridges beforehand. I'd recommend "Trusting God", but it can be a bit laborious and unnecessarily repetitive in places.I wish this book didn't have the subtitle "Even When Life Hurts", as it seems to imply it is a self-help book for the currently suffering. In my opinion, this book could (and p [...]

    25. It's a book I'm trying so adamantly to apply to my own life but it's also a book that I can read over and over again and still feel like I'm not adequately there. I would probably give it 3.5 stars; the beginning was amazing but then the rest of the book felt like it was repeating itself in different forms. But then again, maybe that's what trusting God is about's really not that complicated; it just seems like it shouldn't be that simple, but it probably really is.

    26. I started this book yesterday and finished it today. I found the sections on the sovereignty of God to be excellent and the sections on God's love to be encouraging. I also LEARNED that to be able to trust God fully we must know that He is both GOOD and SOVEREIGN.

    27. A fabulous book on the Sovereignty of God! I have given away several copies of this book already, a sure sign that it is a must read.

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