And halve the weight/wait.

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

How tenuous our will can become as the weight of the wait begins to swell.

For it can be difficult, distressing and dispiriting to “stay”

To actually live a situation out to the full?

How uncomfortable – even unnerving –  just doing that  can be.

What a relief it can be to suspend belief.

To ignore that something hidden will be revealed.

How easy it can seem  to simply decide to move on, through and beyond.

Waiting does require a certain level of patience.

And that patience?

It calls out for faith.

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The one, reliable, guaranteed source of stamina that will provide an  uncommon strength.

The brawn needed to shoulder the burden of the wait.

Faith.

A wellspring of calm that buoys the spirit.

Keeping one afloat in a sea of adversity.

Faith.

The foundation of fortitude.

An impenetrable fortress built to endure.

Faith.

Not just belief.

Conviction.

The knowing.

That somehow, sometime, something will indeed manifest itself.

Maybe not at this moment.

This year.

Or even this lifetime.

But in due course.

In its time.

So keep the faith.

And halve the weight/wait.

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