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True Women With a God-centered Worldview

Women need a worldview strong enough to carry them through the hardest times in their lives, giving glory to God. Nancy Leigh DeMoss writes that "true womanhood results in a God-centered life and perspective, a God-centered worldview, eternally tethered to who God is and His sovereign, inscrutable ways." She bases chapter two of Voices of the True Woman Movement on Romans 11:33 - 36.

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!   

         “ For who has known the mind of the LORD?
      Or who has become His counselor?”
        “ Or who has first given to Him
      And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Nancy Leigh deMoss emphasises God's ability to supply and to know all things. God's wisdom and riches are more than adequate, despite our troubles and limitations. Most of what God is doing is unfathomable to us. We should not demand answers, but trust that God has revealed as much as is good for us. We are the opposite of God, being limited in our abilities and understanding. A God-centered life means that a woman "lives for His glory and pleasure, not her own . . . because it is not all about us." This perspective must result in trust in God, not fear. No matter what is happening, we can trust God. A woman seeking this life must say "Yes, Lord." This means saying no to many things, including complaining and bitterness. It means saying "yes" to forgiveness and fulfillment in God's purposes.

Over the years I have had many opportunities to find comfort and perspective in these biblical truths. My own life is not physically easy, due to ongoing pain from a back injury ten years ago. The lives of others also confront me with the realities of a fallen world. Even when we want to do good, circumstances seem to thwart us. What would person y do if God gave her back the physical strength lost to chronic fatigue? What could family z have been if their church relationships had not hurt them so badly? Serving God is not a protection against tragedy or unyielding mediocrity or pain. Women who are unwilling to accept God's will cannot thrive in their relationship with God or others. Women who seek God and trust Him are left with purpose and hope. What a blessing it is to look to the future knowing I need not fear anything. Why? In any circumstance, God can be glorified through my life. Nothing can hinder Him.

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