Trusting and Obeying . . .

‘I acknowledge it often seems more difficult to trust God than obey Him.

The moral will of God given to us in the Bible is rational an reasonable. The circumstances in which we must trust God often appear irrational and inexplicable.

The law of God is readily recognised to be good for us, even when we don’t want to obey it. The circumstances of our lives frequently appear to be dreadful and grim or perhaps even calamitous and tragic.

Obeying God is worked out within well-defined boundaries of God’s revealed will. Trusting God is worked out in an arena that has no boundaries.

We do not know the extent, the duration, or the frequency of the painful, adverse circumstances in which we must frequently trust God.

We are always coping with the unknown.’

– Jerry Bridges, ‘Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts’.

xx zs

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