Brandan Robertson

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Perspective Shift

By Brandan Robertson

Day 1 of 5: Trusting God

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Proverbs 3:5a

Let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s hard to trust in God. I mean, what does that even mean? God, as I understand, is the Creative Life that gave birth to all that is. God is the force that continually calls humanity forward, towards our higher selves, our most just and generous manifestation.

To trust is to put the weight of our lives in the hands of this benevolent Creator. It is to believe that God actually exists and actually desires for us to live whole and abundant lives. It is to believe that when we throw our full weight upon the promises of God, they will hold up and prove their truthfulness.

We have good reason to believe that this is true—billions of people for thousands of years have been calling upon the name of God, trusting in God’s provision, and experiencing transformation through the power and presence of that which they understand to be God. Perhaps in our own lives, we too have experienced God’s grace, love, or miraculous provision.

But oftentimes, when enough time and life pass, those once profound experiences become faint memories and we begin to wonder if perhaps we just made the whole thing up. These sorts of doubts aren’t bad—engaging rationally with our world and with the circumstances of our lives is how we grow, understand, and thrive. But at some point, rationality reaches its limit. At some point, we will run out of answers and stand in the presence of the big questions or circumstances that we face and have no other option than to take a leap and trust.

It’s on the threshold of these moments that our faith becomes real and that we enter into the realm of the miraculous. Whatever circumstances we are facing, whatever season of life we find ourselves in, the wisdom of the writer of this Proverb is concise and clear: Trust in God. Dive deep into the next step on your journey, believing that there is a Creator who loves you, seeks to guide you, and will always seek to bring redemption to your life and world.

DAILY ACTION: What circumstance are you facing right now that requires you to take a leap of faith? Think of one circumstance. Name it out loud or write it down. Then, pray a brief prayer asking God to show up and provide guidance. After you do, wait with mindfulness. Watch how the Creator manifests in your life and circumstances.

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