Why is it easier to obey God than to trust Him?
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, and untangling emotions from the truth can be difficult. Before long, questions like “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?” mark our thoughts.
When unforeseen situations arise that seem irrational, unfair, or even terrible, we feel confused and frustrated. We begin to doubt the extent of God’s control or his concern for us, and we wonder why God would ever allow these situations to play out.
During such a time of darkness and adversity, Jerry Bridges began a thorough Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and in Trusting God, he shares the fruit of that study. As you explore the scope of God’s sovereign power over nations, nature, and even the details of your life, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely―even when life hurts.