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Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts [Paperback]

By Jerry Bridges (Author)
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This Discussion Guide is the companion to the book Trusting God, ** ORDER #953055

It's easy to trust God when everything's going your way. But what about when things go wrong? Learn the essentials of belief necessary to trust God completely.

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. And 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. And as you come to know Him better, you'll find yourself trusting Him more completely. Even when life hurts.

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When everything we're going through--pain, loss, tragedy, grief--suggests that God can't help us or doesn't care, it seems unwise to place our confidence in Him. But nothing could be farther from the truth. This discussion guide to "Trusting God" (ISBN 9781600063053) by Navigator author Jerry Bridges features discussion questions that study what the Bible has to say about God's sovereignty, His mercy, and His love. Appropriate for individual or small-group discussion.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: NavPress
Pages   133
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 29, 2008
Publisher   NAV PRESS #111
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  1600063063  
ISBN13  9781600063060  

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More About Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges Jerry Bridges (born December 4, 1929, Tyler, Texas, United States) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies. His devotional Holiness Day By Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category, and The Discipline Of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.

Bridges earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Oklahoma before serving as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He joined Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as administrative assistant to the Europe Director, office manager for the headquarters office, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization, and as Vice President for Corporate Affairs before moving to a staff development position with the Collegiate Mission.

His most popular book, The Pursuit of Holiness, has sold over one million copies.

Jerry Bridges currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.

Jerry Bridges has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Growing in Christ
  2. LifeChange
  3. Navpress Devotional Readers
  4. Pilgrimage Growth Guide
  5. Th1nk
  6. Th1nk LifeChange

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Reviews - What do customers think about Trusting God Discussion Guide?

GREAT READING!!!  Feb 8, 2010
This is absolutely one of the best inspirational books that i have ever read....I recommend this for any one who is serious about working on having relationship with our Lord! This book is so comforting to and for me...and believe that it will be for others!
Trusting a Sovereign God  Sep 3, 2009
Anyone who has read the best-selling The Pursuit of Holiness will recognize the very familiar, plain-English style and sense of Jerry Bridges. In the 20th Anniversary paperback edition of Trusting God, Dr. Bridges takes the very deep and extremely important doctrine of God's sovereignty and lays it out clearly, simply, and not only well within the grasp of the newest convert to Christ, but also presents it logically and thoughtfully so that the most mature theologian can appreciate this work and glean many great things from it.

In his Preface to the treatise, he writes, "The purpose of this book is twofold: First, I desire to glorify God by acknowledging His sovereignty and His goodness. Second, I desire to encourage God's people by demonstrating from Scripture that God is in control of their lives, that He does indeed love them, and that He works out all the circumstances of their lives for their ultimate good" (pg. 9). In this, Jerry Bridges accomplishes his goals most triumphantly.

Trusting God is categorized as Christian Living or Spiritual Growth for the very good reason that its approach to the circumstances daily faced by the individual believer is both practical and personal. Yet, the truths that Dr. Bridges presents concerning the attributes of God, especially in His sovereign goodness, would make this book equally at home on the shelf in the Theology section.

Those whose theology tends toward an emphasis upon the free will of man will most certainly gain a better understanding of how Reformed thinkers generally view the blessedness of God's sovereignty; and those of us whose theology stands firmly on the doctrines of grace will find a very compassionate presentation of this doctrine, which by God's grace, may temper us away from a tendency to approach God's sovereignty like the proverbial bull in a china shop, just because we see the urgent need to proclaim this truth in American pulpits today.

The doctrine of God's sovereign grace is so neglected today that this book is a must-read for those who have never read it; and it is also a must-reread for those who have already read it too many years ago. Trusting God, and the sovereignty of God this book proclaims, is more culturally relevant today than it was twenty years ago during its first publication. Therefore, I highly commend the reading of Trusting God to anyone that has a desire to worship God more deeply and commune with Him more intimately.
Trusting GOD even when life hurts  Mar 29, 2009
Trusting GOD is one of the most needed books I have read. I believe that most Christians do not understand GODs control. This book will certainly help......if one is seeking GODs wisdom, knowledge and understanding with all of their hearts.
Best book ever  Aug 25, 2008
This book is my all time favorite book, it helped me thru an incredibly difficult time in my life. The things I learned have been a foundation for the rest of my walk with Jesus Christ.
Trust "Trusting God"  Aug 10, 2008
With divorce, addiction, crime, earthquakes, hurricanes, surgery, and all manner of suffering affecting individuals of all sociological strata in a mostly post-Christian culture it is too easy to forget God or even blame Him for the woes and affilictions we experience. In "Trusting God", Jerry Bridges puts suffering, affliction, and the woes of this world back in the proper perspective. We can Trust God and Jerry Bridges tells us how. Although this book is not "light reading", focusing on the insights it provides will lighten the load of life as you come to Trust God.

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