Tag Archives: Trusting God

Jerry Bridges – God Will Guide Us

16 Nov

We can trust God to guide us. He will lead us all the way. And when we stand before His throne we will not be singing about successfully discovering the will of God. Rather with Fanny Crosby we, too, will sing, “Jesus led me all the way.”

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 186

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Jerry Bridges – Trusting God Step-by-Step

31 Oct

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 Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 184-185

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Jerry Bridges – God Made You

29 Oct

13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother ‘s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Ps. 139:13-14a

David praised God, not because he was handsome, but because God made him. We need to dwell on that thought. The eternal God who is infinite in His wisdom and perfect in His love personally made you and me. He gave you the body, the mental abilities, and the basic personality you have because that is the way He wanted you to be. And He wanted you to be just that way because He loves you and wants to glorify Himself through you. This is the believer’s foundation for self-acceptance. I am who I am and you are who you are because God sovereignly and directly created us to be who we are. Self-acceptance is basically trusting God for who I am, disabilities or physical flaws and all. We need to learn to think like George MacDonald, who said, “I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of, for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.”

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 95

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Jerry Bridges – History and God’s Sovereignty

18 Jul

We see that God is firmly in control of history and of the nations and rulers that, from our human point of view, determine history. God establishes governments, determines who will govern and for how long, rules in the councils of state, causes officials to make both wise and foolish decisions, grants victory or defeat in war, and uses ungodly nations to carry out His will…

History is like a giant piece of fabric with very intricate and complex patterns. During the limited span of our lifetimes we see only a tiny fraction of the pattern. Furthermore, as has been observed by others, we see the pattern from the underside. The underside of a weaving usually makes no sense. Even the upper side makes little sense if we view just a tiny piece. Only God sees the upper side, and only He sees the entire fabric with its complete pattern. Therefore, we must trust Him to work out all the details of history to His glory, knowing that His glory and our good are bound up together.

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 95

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Jerry Bridges – Reasoning Ourselves Out of Doubt

13 Jul

God loved us when we were totally unworthy, when there was nothing whatsoever within us that would call forth His love. Any time that we are tempted to doubt God’s love for us, we should go back to the Cross.

We should reason somewhat in this fashion: If God loved me enough to give His Son to die for me when I was His enemy, surely He loves me enough to care for me now that I am His child. Having loved me to the ultimate extent at the Cross, He cannot possibly fail to love me in my times of adversity. Having given such a priceless gift as His Son, surely He will also give all else that is consistent with His glory and my good.

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 150

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Jerry Bridges – Why Does God Allow Suffering and Pain?

19 Jun

God does not willingly bring affliction or grief to us. He does not delight in causing us to experience pain or heartache. He always has a purpose for the grief He brings or allows to come into our lives. Most often we do not know what that purpose is, but it is enough to know that His infinite wisdom and perfect love have determined that the particular sorrow is best for us. God never wastes pain. He always uses it to accomplish His purpose. And His purpose is for His glory and our good. Therefore, we can trust Him when our hearts are aching or our bodies are racked with pain.  

~Jerry Bridges~




Trusting God: Even When Life Hearts (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 109

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