"When a soul recognises the will of God and shows a readiness to submit to it entirely, then God gives Himself to such a soul and renders it most powerful succour under all circumstances." - Rev. Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Monday, April 30, 2018

Inspiring quotes and stuff {five favorites}

I've been contemplating the whole topic of waiting lately. We've done a heck of a lot of waiting over the years, and while many of our prayers have been answered....some have not. And it's frustrating. Especially when it seems like God is leading you on this very special path and is about to answer your prayer. Finally.

And then He doesn't.

But! God loves us and likes to make it VERY CLEAR that He is still with us during these periods of questioning and uncertainty...so of course I keep coming across all of these awesome quotes about waiting. I will share those with you now! Linking up with Ashley for Five Favorites. You should totally join in too.
1. "Do not be troubled if you do not immediately receive from God what you ask Him; for He desires to do something even greater for you, while you cling to Him in prayer." - Evagrius Ponticus
2. "It may sometimes be more fruitful in the end if we live with a lingering question, and grow slowly towards wisdom, than if we find a quick answer partly dictated by our desires. The waiting changes us, schools us, teaches us to know God." - Maria Boulding
3. "If we 'look and listen' when confronted with life's roadblocks, we may find that what first appeared to be an obstacle in our path is actually a friendly sign pointing us in the direction we need to go." - Frederick W. Marks
4. "Occasionally, for reasons of His own and perhaps to keep us humble, God permits us to struggle without much noticeable gain, to make heroic efforts without ever knowing success." - Father Raoul Plus, S.J. 
5. "By delaying to grant our petitions, God increases our desires. By increasing our desires, God enlarges our heart. By enlarging our heart, God prepares us to be filled with himself." - Saint Augustine
Got any other quotes for me? Hit me with 'em!


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