When God gives a promise I would love it to mean He does all the work. He takes cares of all the details and I can sit back, kick off my shoes, and relax.
But when God gave Israel the promise of rest on every side He didn’t simply open the earth to swallow up their enemies. Neither did He strike down lightning and hail to clear them out.
God gave rest by helping them conquer their enemies, not by doing it for them.
And so God fulfills His promises to us at times. He provides for our needs by giving us the power to gain wealth. He gives us peace, not always by taking away the stressful circumstances, but by walking us through it.
God is faithful in His promises. Let’s faithfully follow Him in the process.