You don't have to understand God to trust him.
"Just trust me." Those are the words we often hear in movies just before something bad happens. And yet, we are told to trust God. In a culture where we tend to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we really mean it? And what does trusting God really look like?
Sharon, Mary, and Gwen--the Girlfriends in God ministry team--have been there. They've traveled the tough roads of life to discover the peace and power that comes from grabbing the hand of God and trusting his plan. The life stories they share bring laughter and sometimes tears, but always spiritual growth.
Each of the 12-week sections concludes with a Bible study guide and journal page, inviting you to lock arms with Sharon, Mary, and Gwen and share with other women in a small group setting or to use individually in your own quiet time.
About the Author
Sharon Jaynes has been encouraging and equipping women through ministry for over thirty years. Former vice president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and cohost for their daily radio feature, she is the author of eighteen books. She has written articles and devotions for publications such as "Focus on the Family", "E-women", "Decision", "P31 Woman", "Just Between Us", "Christian Financial Concepts", Crosswalk.com, and "In Touch". A frequent guest on radio and television programs such as "Revive Our Hearts "with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, "Family Life Today" with Dennis Rainey, and "Focus on the Family" with Jim Daily, Sharon speaks at women's conferences and events all across the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. She makes her home in North Carolina, with her husband, Steve. Learn more at www.sharonjaynes.com.
Gwen Smith is a worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and speaker for national women's conferences and events. She challenges audiences all over the country to trade their brokenness for His beauty. Gwen is the cofounder of Girlfriends in God, a nondenominational conference ministry, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.
Southerland is a speaker, writer, and director with Proverbs 31 Ministries and the founder of Journey Ministry Inc.
Praise for Trusting God
“Reading this devotional feels like you’re chatting with your best girlfriends over lunch! These women make you feel like they know you—that they know what it feels like to be you. I love the variety and short length of each daily entry—you can read one in the time it takes to finish your morning coffee! Practical, sweet, and inspiring, Trusting God will help you do just that. And by the last page, you too will have some new girlfriends—Mary, Gwen, and Sharon!”
—Jennifer Rothschild, author of Self Talk, Soul Talk and Lessons I Learned in the Dark
“Girlfriends in God—Gwen, Sharon, and Mary—are some of the wisest women I know. My friends make trusting God seem simple, possible, and attainable. A girlfriend is someone who watches out for you, encourages you, and provides opportunity for you—and that is exactly what you will experience from these Girlfriends in God. If your life is feeling unstable, unsure, unreliable, or the path feels unknown, Trusting God will keep you under God’s umbrella of
—Pam Farrel, relationship specialist, international speaker, author of best-selling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and The 10 Best Decisions a Woman Can Make
“Trusting God in this world of uncertainty and economic upheaval isn’t easy. We all need to learn, relearn, or be reminded daily of the truth that God can be trusted for each day’s problems. True to their real and relatable style, this wonderful Girlfriends in God devotional is just what you need to encourage your heart and refresh your spirit.”
—Georgia Shaffer, licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and author of Taking Out Your Emotional Trash