Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Unshakeable Trust by Joyce Meyer

I know we are to trust God, always. But sometimes it is so hard. I really appreciate this latest book from Joyce Meyer. It is full of good teaching and practical suggestions.

I like how Meyer distinguishes trusting people and trusting God. She recognizes people are flawed and we trust them with eyes wide open.

Trusting God is different. We must get to know His character to help us learn to trust Him. Yes, there will be unanswered questions and mysteries. We trust Him anyway. And this trust is not passive. We do what we can and should and trust God for the rest. I really like her teaching on the relationship between obedience and trust.

Meyer has good teaching on suffering, an essential part of trusting God. I like that she admits she does not have all the answers as to why Christians suffer but she does offer enlightening thoughts on the topic. She gives some possible causes and outcomes of suffering. She encourages us to trust God for every situation, every single one.

Meyer's book is really encouraging and thought provoking. For example, am I willing to trust that God's will is better than mine even when I don't understand it? Meyer is also very practical. For example, she suggests six things to do when God is silent.

I highly recommend this book to Christians who are ready to be challenged to trust God completely. You'll get great teaching, lots of illustrations, and plenty of practical suggestions.

Food for thought: “What goes on inside of us (our thoughts and attitudes) is more important that our circumstances.” (149)
More food for thought: “Satan likes for us to focus on what is wrong with others, because that way we never see what is wrong with us.” (173)

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. She has written more than 100 books. Her daily broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. She travels extensively, holding conferences throughout the year.

FaithWords, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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