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Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
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“Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelms us.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“God’s plan and His ways of working out His plan are frequently beyond our ability to fathom and understand. We must learn to trust when we don’t understand.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“If we are going to learn to trust God in adversity, we must believe God will allow nothing to subvert His glory so He will allow nothing to spoil the good He is working out in us and for us.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Worship from the heart in times of adversity implies an attitude of humble acceptance on our part of God's right to do as He pleases in our lives.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“We ought to be as earnest and frequent in our prayers of thanksgiving when the cupboard is full as we would be in our prayers of supplication if the cupboards were bare.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“That which should distinguish the suffering of believers from unbelievers is the confidence that our suffering is under the control of an all-powerful and all-loving God. Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Our duty is found in the revealed will of God in the Scriptures. Our trust must be in the sovereign will of God as He works in the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives for our good and His glory.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Because God is sovereign, He is able to answer. Because He is faithful to His promises, He will answer.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“God's guidance is almost always step-by-step; He does not show us our life's plan all at once. Sometimes our anxiousness to know the will of God comes from a desire to peer over God's shoulder to see what His plan is. What we need to do is learn to trust Him to guide us.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Prayer is the most tangible expression of trust in God. If we would trust God for our persecuted brothers and sisters in other countries, we must be diligent in prayer for their rulers. If we would trust God when decisions of government in our own country go against our best interests, we must pray for His working in the hearts of those officials and legislators who make those decisions. The truth that the king's heart is in the hand of the Lord is meant to be a stimulus to prayer, not a stimulus to a fatalistic attitude.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“• God is completely sovereign. • God is infinite in wisdom. • God is perfect in love.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“God is never at a loss because He cannot find someone to cooperate with Him in carrying out His plan. He so moves in the hearts of people - either Christians or non Christians, it makes no difference - that they willingly, of their own free will carry out His plans.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“In a sermon entitled “God’s Providence,” C. H. Spurgeon said, “Napoleon once heard it said, that man proposes and God disposes. ‘Ah,’ said Napoleon, ‘but I propose and dispose too.’ How do you think he proposed and disposed? He proposed to go and take Russia; he proposed to make all Europe his. He proposed to destroy that power, and how did he come back again? How had he disposed it? He came back solitary and alone, his mighty army perished and wasted, having well-nigh eaten and devoured one another through hunger. Man proposes and God disposes.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“The knowledge of His sovereignty is meant to be an encouragement to pray, not an excuse to lapse into a sort of pious fatalism.

God usually works through means, and He intends that we use the means He has placed at our disposal.

God does know what He is doing. God is infinite in wisdom. He always knows what is best for us and what is the best way to bring about the result.

The good that God works for in our lives is conformity to the likeness of His Son. It is not necessarily for comfort or happiness, but conformity to Christ in ever-increasing measure in this life and in its fullness in eternity.

But whether we see beneficial results in this life or not, we are still called upon to trust God. That in His love he wills what is best for us and in His wisdom He knows how to bring it about.

If we are to honor God by trusting Him, and if we are to find peace for ourselves, we must come to the place where we can honestly say, God, I do not have to understand I will just trust you.

Give glory to God by trusting in Him.

We are to look beyond our adversity to what God is doing in our lives and rejoice in the certainty that He is at work in us to cause us to grow.

Every adversity that comes across our path whether large or small, is intended to help us grow in some way. If it were not beneficial, God would not allow it or send it "For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men" Lamentations 3:33. God does not delight in our sufferings. He brings only that which is necessary, but he does not shrink from that which will help us grow.

I Peter 5:6-7 "Humble yourselves, therefore under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." On the one hand we are to humble ourselves under God's mighty hand - an expression equivalent to submitting with a spirit of humility to god's sovereign dealings with you. And on the other hand, we are to cast our anxieties on Him knowing that He cares for us. The anxieties, of course, arise out of the adversities that God's mighty hand brings into our lives. We are to accept the adversities, but not the anxieties.

How are we to respond to those who are the instruments of our adversity? The answer, of course, is with love and forgiveness.

Through the adversity, wrought by the other person, God is doing His work in my life. One part of humbling myself under His mighty hand is to resist any tendency of bitterness or resentment in my heart toward the other person. though his actions may be sinful in themselves, God is using those actions in my life for my good.

Above all you must see the hand of God in this event, knowing that He, who does all things well, intends this only for your good.

(these are various quotes throughout the book)”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Supporting God's Scriptural ability to give or restrain man's desires, Jerry Bridges points to an amazing verse tucked away in Exodus 34:24. As Israel's people abandon their defense entirely to have a feast before Him three times per year, God says the surrounding peoples will be entirely devoid of even the logical desire to possess their land.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“While it is certainly true that God’s love for us does not protect us from pain and sorrow, it is also true that all occasions of pain and sorrow are under the absolute control of God. If God controls the circumstances of the sparrow, how much more does He control the circumstances that affect us? God does not walk away and leave us to the mercy of uncontrolled random or chance events.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“The wisdom of the chess player is displayed more in winning over a capable opponent than a novice. The wisdom of the general is displayed more in defeating a superior army than in subduing an inferior one. Even more so, the wisdom of God is displayed when He brings good to us and glory to Himself out of confusion and calamity rather than out of pleasant times.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Our first priority in times of adversity is to honor and glorify God by trusting Him.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“Nothing can be more consoling to the man of God, than the conviction that the Lord who made the world governs the world; and that every event, great and small, prosperous and adverse, is under the absolute disposal of him who doth all things well, and who regulates all things for the good of his people…. The Christian will be confident and courageous in duty, in proportion as he views God in his Providence as ruling in the midst of his enemies; and acting for the good of his people, as well as for his own glory, even in the persecution of the Gospel.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“If God controls the circumstances of the sparrow, how much more does He control the circumstances that affect us?”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“If there is a single event in all of the universe that can occur outside of God’s sovereign control, then we cannot trust Him.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“The sovereignty of God is the one impregnable rock to which the suffering human heart must cling.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts
“• God is completely sovereign.     • God is infinite in wisdom.     • God is perfect in love.   Someone has expressed these three truths as they relate to us in this way: “God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

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