The anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete*

“Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability-and that it may take a very long time. 

And so I think it is with you; your ideas mature gradually-let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don’t try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make of you tomorrow. 

Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you. And accept *the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Here are words for the season where you know God is doing something, you are just not sure what.

Words for the season where you feel like you only hear “no” and “not yet.”

Words for the season where you may not be able to see the hand of God working. Where the pain and “the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete” feel overwhelming.

Words for the season where there seem to be so many possibilities, great possibilities to life, you are overwhelmed with them.

Words for the season where you feel like you are doing nothing but growing.

Words to trust in. To trust the often slow work of God. To trust in the hope that our masterpiece is constantly being created, we are not a work that is done yet. To know that even though the world is a broken place, God can work, redeem and bless in the middle of the pain caused by the brokenness.

Here are words for the season where you just have to take the next right step. Where you have to be faithful to be open, grow and take opportunities as they come with a lot of waiting in between the steps.

 

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