I just finished reading Jerry Bridges book titled “Trusting God” and it occurred to me that we are lacking literature that deals with this most important subject matter. With tens of thousands of books published every year, why are there not more on trusting God? After all, isn’t that what the Christian life is all about? Instead, Christian publishers give us book after book dealing with “self-help” matters which only serve to keep our focus on the “self” and away from God. I guess you might call this a self-help book, but not of the same variety we have come to expect and that fill our bookstores. Bridges gives us self-help by way of self-surrender to God.
For those of you who have read any of Jerry Bridges work in the past, you will not find many surprises. “Trusting God” is easy to read, loaded with scripture, and it will make you think. A huge theme in this book is the sovereignty of God. Bridges reminds us that every Christian must have a robust understanding of the sovereignty of God. He cites numerous Scriptures to show us the sovereignty of God in literally everything. This is helpful because when we finally come to the point where we see that God is in control and that He can manage the affairs of our lives much better than we can, we are on the right path to trusting God. Along with that, Bridges affirms that we must understand that God is good, and is always working for our good and to glorify His name. If only more Christians truly understood this, it would help them through the ups and downs of life that everyone faces.
I would highly recommend this book to you, especially if you struggle to believe in the sovereignty of God.
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