Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Foreword Review
In the foreword Sheila Walsh writes, “When we understand that our God is on the throne and nothing can happen to us today or tomorrow that hasn’t passed through His merciful, loving hands, then we begin the awesome adventure of trusting him with abandon.” What a captivating, wheel-turning, light-shining sentence! What a great go-to sentence in times of worry! What a powerful sentence to kick-off this Bible study!
As I carefully pondered Sheila’s statement an important truth began to surface. Her statement is the very reason we shouldn’t go around blaming the devil everytime something goes wrong in our lives. Yes, the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy but more importantly what he means for harm, God lovingly turns around for our good. God is always in control – Glory to God!
Foreword focus point – God is always in control!
Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Introduction Review
Margaret Feinberg begins the introduction to the Bible study with ‘God’s Invitation To You’. An invitation to trust that God is always in control, an invitation to freedom through faith, an invitation of choice.
This revelation led me to similar stories in the Bible where we can see God’s invitation at work: command, choice/action, and consequence.
In the Garden of Eden – Genesis 2:16-17 & 3 – God gave Adam and Eve a command, “Eat from every tree in the Garden except from ‘this’ tree, for if you eat from it you will surely die.” Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. The consequence of that choice was death (Romans 6:23) and with it sin entered into the world. Adam and Eve chose to sin and ultimately God let them. It sets us stage for Jesus – the Redeemer – God is always in control.
In Deuteronomy 30:11-20 God offers us life or death, in verse 19 He gives us a choice and then specifies which one he prefers for us, “I set before you life and death, chose life.”
Joshua 25:15 & 22 – “…chose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Although God gives us choices, He is always in control and when we put our faith and trust in Him, we recognize that God is in the details.
Introduction focus point – God is always in control!
I enjoyed these first two reviews, I pray you do too 🙂 I’m seeing a reoccurring theme – God is always in control! Next time, we’ll review Chapter One: Noah’s Big Boat Adventure.
God bless you.
Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory