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Have you ever had something happen- or not happen- that made you doubt Gods goodness? The first verse in my new book (out April 2) gives us insight on how to hold on to our trust when what’s in front of us gives us every reason to doubt.
The verse is found in Genesis 3…. God presents Adam and Eve with an entire garden and only asks them to refrain from one tree. There are good reasons for this, of course, but they have to trust that God is not depriving them from some good thing He doesn’t want them to have.
I’m guessing you’ve been there. I have too. When it feels like something good is being withheld, we have a choice whether to trust God or not- and that choice can make all the difference in what happens next.
When the serpent taunts Eve, she starts out with a solid response, but she then moves in the direction of building on God’s restriction– even adding words God didn’t say. As she increases the restriction she was given, God seems incredibly unreasonable, and with that mindset, it’s only a matter of moments before she eats from that tree.
Today’s podcast focuses on what we can learn from Eve’s response to the serpent’s taunt. (Genesis 3:3) Where we focus during seasons of withholding can make all the difference in how we respond. And how we respond can have some big ramifications in our life.
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/2Q6DFiI
is available for pre-order on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2UHK4TJ