Wimpy Theology Makes Wimpy Women

“Wimpy theology makes wimpy women.”
{John Piper}

Theology is the study of God. The more you study God, the more you start to know about Him. The more you get to know someone, the more you begin to trust them. The more you trust God, the stronger you will stand in His strength. Therefore, strong theology makes strong women because they are strong in Christ’s strength, completely resting and trusting in His sovereignty!

“The best of theology will not remove mystery from your life, so rest is found in trusting the One who rules it all and knows no mystery.” {Paul Tripp}

While it’s true that “the best of theology will not remove mystery from your life,” it’s also true that your trust of someone increases the more you get to know them. The more I get to know God and His unchanging character, the more I will trust Him with both the big and the little things in my life. If you don’t know what God is like, you probably won’t trust Him or His plans very much.

Transferring Theology to Trust

I could give countless examples of how you can transfer the theology stored in your brain to increase your heart’s trust in God, but the following is perhaps one of the most practical, easy-to-understand examples.

Have you ever worried that God won’t provide for your needs? If you know Romans 8:32, you can kill that worry. “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” Our greatest need was for a Savior and He’s already provided that. Surely we can trust Him with our other, smaller needs.

And there’s plenty more where that came from. If I know in my head that God is completely good and truly wants the best for His children, I can trust in my heart that whatever He is doing in my life is working together for my good! {see Romans 8:28}

“I’ve come to learn that theology matters. And it matters not because we want a good grade on a test but because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live. What you believe about God’s nature – what he is like, what he wants from you, and whether or not you will answer to him – affects every part of your life.” {Josh Harris in Dug Down Deep}

So I encourage you to soak your heart and mind in the Word of God and get to know Him better. Remember, the more you study, the more you know; the more you know, the more you trust; the more you trust, the stronger you’ll stand in His strength. And when you’re standing strong in His strength, you can rest completely in His sovereignty. Don’t be a wimpy woman.

{And just for fun…if you’re looking to build your biceps, look no further than the ESV Study Bible.}

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