Trusting God

Narrated by: John Haag
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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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.

©2008 Jerry Bridges (P)2010 christianaudio.com

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Not Complete

They say unabridged, but it's not true. The book has fourteen chapters, the audio files go up to chapter ten.

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We can fully trust God!

Bridges does an excellent job of drawing out what the Bible has to say about trusting God. His conclusion is that we can trust our good God, even when life hurts (especially when life hurts!). And he lists the reasons why. God brings all things together in our lives for our good.

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I found this to be a very inspiring and helpful book. As a mom of a son born with severe congenital birth defects I have learned to trust God even when it hurts. Jerry Bridges helped me understand why God is trustworthy through Scriptures pointing the way.

I found the narrator to be a little dry. He pronounced the words very clearly and sometimes that just feel boring. But the content was awesome. I ended up buying the print book because there were so many quotes I wanted to write down.

Highly recommended book whether you were struggling with trusting God or not.

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Trusting God

I would recommend this book for anyone who is hurting or who does not understand the bible. My friend was going through problems and I let her listening to Trusting God. And I had to check out the author's knowledge first before recommending his book.

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Foundational

Completed 2 days ago. Excellent and deeply relevant to those walking through life's most difficult struggles.

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Life changing

This book has really changed my outlook on life and God's involvement in my life.

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This book is life-changing!

This book was incredibly written and well thought out in addressing the question "Can you trust God?" The did an excellent job in addressing the sovereignty of God from every possible facet. The bulk of the evidences provided are not opinion based but very much scripturally based, which makes this book so powerful and life-changing. If you haven't read it yet, why not do so now? You'll experience greater peace in your life as well as greater confidence in Almighty God that he is fully trust worthy in any and every situation!

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Too much Calvinism...

As a decades old follower, the infusing of Augustinian ideas (Calvinism) makes God out to be a co-conspirator to evil. God is sovereign, which means nothing can thwart what he wants to do. However, he chooses to allow mankind to have free will, which allows evil to exist. As the author portrays it, God decrees everything. Try telling that to a rape survivor...

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You won’t be the same after this book!

This’s the book what Changed my faith.
I’ve been christian for almost my whole life, but my faith was so foggy and confused by many theological views. But, through this book, I feel I finally found a solid truth and I’ll never be the same! I’m really thankful for God that I found this book!
While I’m reading this book, I could clearly understand why this or that happened to me, and how I can live my life in a way that please God.
I believe this’s truly God-honoring book!

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One of the best ever

One of the best ever. A must read. I will read over and over again.

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  • 08-01-19

Amazing, thorough and much appreciated

I listened to this book when I was going through a very tough time in my life. I felt completely betrayed, embarrassed and angry with God. I couldn’t understand why a loving God and most importantly powerful God would sit back and watch a family member get raped, not intervene & worst of all not bring about justice. I was confused and needed answers for the toughest questions we ask ourselves through trials . I loved this book because it was thorough it touched every single question I had, even if I didn’t like the answer I knew it was biblical and not the romantic nonsense we hear in church sometimes. I would definitely recommend for anyone who is severely struggling with their faith in tough times

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  • A twisted crown of thorns!
  • 12-06-18

Refreshing.

One of the must have classics in any library. Not only is this book very encouraging, it also is an easy read with good scripture references.