Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I MUST Recommend This Book...
Several months ago, a friend mentioned to me that she was reading through this book, Trusting God by Jerry Bridges, while she was struggling (and is still struggling) through a long season of infertility. I love Jerry Bridges. He is such a gifted author who spells out the Truth so clearly, backing up everything he says with tons of Scripture. I started reading this book over a month ago, and I cannot tell you how much I am learning and how encouraging it is. I wouldn't say that I am in a season of life filled with pain and loss and strong adversity, but there have definitely been a few bumps and bruises in the past few weeks that have caused me to cry out to the Lord. I am so thankful for the teaching in this book that points me to the Cross, reminds me of God's goodness and sovereignty and love and wisdom.
I have several good friends who in just the past few weeks have been dealt some MAJOR blows that definitely qualify as trials and adversity. I cannot help but think of them as I read Mr. Bridges' words about trusting God in the midst of our pain and suffering. I know that we all know people who can use encouragement and solid teaching on what God's word says about the problem of pain and how that coexists with the Goodness and Sovereignty of God. If this is you or someone you know, maybe this book will bless your life as it is mine.