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Do You Trust Me?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5 NIV

"Do you trust me?" I heard the Holy Spirit whisper as I sat on an old lifeguard chair overlooking a lake at a family camp I attended while growing up.

The question gripped my heart, and my eyes filled with tears as I contemplated my response. I wasn't sure I trusted God, but I had nowhere else to turn. I mumbled a desperate "yes," trying to hold back the tears that drifted down my face.

Lifeguarding had been my main job since I was fifteen years old. I was filling in that day for a friend who needed coverage. Summer had just begun, and I had received notice that I had two weeks to move out of my childhood home. Only eighteen at the time, I suddenly needed a full-time job to support myself, but I didn't have a car or a college degree.

I needed a miracle to find a roof to sleep under, employment, and transportation. As the shift ended, I came off the lifeguard chair with red puffy eyes. As the recreational director and I sat in his office and debriefed, a miracle happened.

"Every summer, we put together a recreation staff. Applications for this summer started in January, but we are looking for one more person. Would you be interested? The only requirement is that you live here for the summer. We would provide your room and board, and you wouldn't need a car," the director said. I took the job.

That summer marked the beginning of a trust journey with God that was one of the most challenging journeys I have ever taken. I would not have wanted it to go any other way. I discovered I could trust God with anything.

God provided for me in miraculous ways I had never experienced throughout the years that followed. He is worthy of our trust.

Trust God with what's going on in your life right now. Don’t hold on to the situation and try to control it yourself.

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Brandie Muncaster

Brandie J. Muncaster’s passion for writing is fueled from her desire to help people discover what it means to live and walk in their true identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. As someone who has known the powerful transforming work of God in her own life, she is passionate about seeing others experience the same. Through prayer and applying the Word, she ministers the love of God. Brandie is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and Kingdom Winds. She is the author of the children’s book, Garden Tales: A Seed’s Story. Her work-in-progress is a memoir entitled A Story of Redemption, where she shares how God has brought inner healing through His Word. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys spending time with her children, playing sports, and visiting the coast or the mountains. Brandie also enjoys reading, painting, running, and homesteading. She is a member of Word Weavers of Charlotte, Hope Writer’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Kingdom Winds Collective.