I am continuing “Truth for Thursday” here at Being Refined As Silver. We are on the last chapter of “Lies Women Believe”, chapter 11: “The Truth That Sets Us Free”. It will take several weeks to review this chapter, so I hope you will continue to come back each week.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss encourages her readers to take time to savor these liberating, life-changing truths. She suggests saying each Truth aloud, again and again until your thinking becomes aligned with God’s way of thinking.
Here is the sixth truth:
God doesn’t make any mistakes.
Humans make mistakes, God doesn’t. Even when things don’t go as we think they should, it is not a surprise to God. No human effort can thwart God’s plan. He is always fulfilling His eternal purposes in our lives.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss puts it so well when she writes, “nothing can touch our lives that has not first been filtered through His fingers of love”. The question is do we trust God? Do we trust that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5)? Do we believe that He works all things together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)?
It can be difficult when we are going through rough times to hold tight to this truth. The book of Job is a wonderful testimony of God being in control, even in the most difficult of situations.
“Trusting God” by Jerry Bridges is another wonderful resource that points us to “trust God even when life hurts”. May this truth be planted firmly in our hearts today!