“But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33)
We are no more safe in our own hands than we are in the hands of another. In fact, there are times when heeding the counsel of another would be safer for us than following our own desires. “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” (Prov. 11:14)
Ultimately though, there is only One who always has our best interests in mind; who always has the right way for us to go; who we can always trust and entrust ourselves to. Real surrender to God is preceded by the certainty that His hands are the best hands to be in.
Rest of soul and quietness of heart belong to those who have become putty in the hands of their Maker.