It is an honorable thing to depend on God, and to say to God in our hearts, “I don’t know how, when, where, or even why, but I trust you. Lord, I know you will bring me to an expected end.”
One of the greatest lessons in learning to depend on God is learning that He truly is the one who supplies our need in His time, and in His season. During dependence on God, we relinquish all of our work that often seeks to manipulate a situation to bring about God’s promise on our own terms instead of His. Often, manipulation in order to get God’s promise stems from a spirit of fear, which God has not given to us. (See what is a sound mind blog).
Dependence means: the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else. (Google definition)
The state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like. (Dictionary.com)
There is a boldness and a confidence that arises from depending on the Lord. The more we become rested secure in Christ; the more bold we will become. The best example of resting in God through dependence on Him that always comes to mind periodically before God calls me to enter into His rest is when God provided manna from heaven. God gave specific instructions to his people saying: