Some of your religions state that you should trust in a God and give everything over to a God. In a sense, this is true but we would like to rephrase that to state: Trust in yourself. Not in your human self for this human body you feel that you are in is but a projection of the real you. So trust in your true self and that your true self is always looking out for your best interests. From the higher perspective that your true self holds, the future can be seen and the purpose for your present circumstances can also be seen.
As you go along the path toward enlightenment, certain things/people/situations that are in your life and do not serve the purpose of your pursuit will fall away. This can be a very emotionally painful and stressful process because it can include a job loss, separating from significant relationships, a change of environment, etc. which are traumatic events from a human perspective.