Come to an understanding of God that will ultimately lead you into trust. In Can God Be Trusted, Father Williams explores the most common obstacles that prevent people from trusting God, including personal betrayals, unfulfilled expectations, and seemingly unanswered prayers. He then explains what is reasonable to expect from God and offers practical tips for ways to grow in trust. Hardcover.
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Date:November 10, 2009
One statement that really hit me was this, "God doesn't want us to play it safe. He doesn't ask us to trust only as a last resort, when we have nothing more to lose. He wants us to trust when we have everything to lose. Ask yourself, How much have I really risked on God in my life? How much have I bet? How much have I invested?" (p. 116)There were two chapters in particular that impacted me (and I will read them over again to really understand it all):1. Chapter 12 ( What We Should Not Expect From God)Williams explains "God's Nonpromises" in such a non-threatening, yet profound way that I am still trying to absorb it all. He states from p. 132 - 141 that we can be sure that "God Nonpromises" the following:a. Perfect Justice On Earthb. Explanations for God's Actionsc. A Problem Free Existenced. Foreknowledge of Life's Twists & Turnse. Warm Fuzzy Feelings2. Chapter 13 (What Can We Expect From God)a. I Will Always Tell You The Truth (even if its painful)b. I Have Always Loved You & Will Never Withdraw My Lovec. I Will Give You Everything You Need To Reach Heavend. I Will Ask Of You Only What You Can Givee. I Will Be With You Alwaysf. I Will Give Meaning To Your Lifeg. I Will Be Your Final RewardWilliams concludes his book with one of my favorite scriptures (a big plus!), Psalm 91 which is a great reminder of how wonderful God is and how much He has done for us!