There is a perfect passivity which is not indolence. It is a living stillness born of trust.
There are some things which we are to do ourselves, but there are others which God does not expect us to do. … 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. We are, with our conscious thought, to speak the words of life, of truth, of abundant supply, and we are to act as though the words were true; but the “bringing it to pass” is the work of a Power that is higher than we; a Presence which we do not see with these mortal eyes, but which is Omnipotent, and which will always rush to our rescue when we trust it.
From the smallest thing of our everyday life to the rolling away of the largest stone of difficulty from our path, this 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.” “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:13a, 14)
It must be peace, peace; possess your soul in peace, and let God work.
excerpts, H. Emilie Cady, “Trusting and Resting,” Miscellaneous Writings, 1916
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.