It means that nothing outside yourself can save you; nothing outside yourself can give you peace.
This is not to be taken lightly. It is true. It is a fact. Can you accept it now? You’ve searched long enough to find peace and salvation through the world –education, money, material possessions, relationships, ideologies, righteousness and judgment. Now let it go. Let go and relax into God. I think here of the trust exercises in a group atmosphere where a person is to trust and fall backwards into the arms of their co-workers. Fall back into the Arms of God. That is where we find peace.
As I practice this throughout the day, I will breeze past the clouds. I know I will not find any hope of the light in them. The judgments and grievances indeed cloud my vision. I appreciated Jesus saying to think of him extending his hand and leading me through. He does so as I imagined it and I know he will always lead me rightly. I am in charge of my mind. It is my decision for peace or not. I can save myself from the thoughts of darkness by being willing to grasp his hand.