There are some things which we are to do ourselves, but there are others which God does not expect us to do. (… I speak of ourselves as the conscious part of us.) They are His part, and our greatest trouble lies in our trying to do God’s part, just because we have not learned how to trust Him to do it.
From the smallest thing of our everyday life to the rolling away of the largest stone of difficulty from our path, [God’s] Presence will come in to deliver us. But its working depends upon our trusting; and trusting means getting still inside.
In this effort of ours to bring into manifestation the good which we know belongs to every child of God, it is when we get beyond the point where we try to do it all ourselves, and let God do His part, that we get the desires of our heart. After we have done our part faithfully, earnestly, we are told to “stand still, and see the salvation of God which He will work for you.” (Exodus 14:13)
It must be peace, peace; possess your soul in peace, and let God work.
We must learn that the time of help coming to us is not our part, but God’s. … [In Scripture] this invisible Power came to hand just at the right time always–never a moment too late.
– H. Emilie Cady, “Trusting and Resting,” Miscellaneous Writings, 1916.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee,
because he trusteth in Thee.
It is good that a man should both hope
and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord