The Bible gives us many warnings about misplaced trust. We can trust in money (1 Tim. 6:17), idols (Isa. 42:17), our own righteousness (Luke 18:12), personal strength (1 Sam. 17:43-45).
The blessings of a God-dependent life are many. Living every day as if our every breath came from the Lord causes the believer to rest under the good hand of God. Isaiah 26:3 talks about the peace that comes from a dependent life. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”