I came across the following reflections written by an unknown author at a time in my life, when I needed to better understand how God works in our hearts and lives.
I'm sorry I do not know the name of the author, this person deserves to be not only recognized, but thanked for penning such words of insight and wisdom. God knows his/her name and that's enough!
"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, as though you could be today what time (that is to say grace and circumstances) 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." -Unknown
Throughout my life, there have been numerous times when I needed these words to help me better understand the "slow work of God." I hope reading this now will encourage and help you to realize that God is always working for our good; His way, which is not always our way.
And for our peace, may we "accept the anxiety of feeling ourselves in suspense and incomplete," for the remainder of our journey here on Earth.
With Faith, Hope and Love,
Angie "a mom like you"