There are different personalities, and thus different reactions to the ongoing negotiations to bring the SSPX inside of the orbit of conciliarist Rome.
There are the fighters, who may not admit it to themselves, but they like battles, and thus are always on red alert for any signs.
Then there are the delicate personalities that are scared to death of war, and what they will lose when they lose the war. These people never think that they could win the war, and will go into despair at the very thought of a battle.
Of course, then there are the majority of people who are in between, and vacillate between one side and the other.
I want to say here, that the fighters on this forum, need to be aware that their perceived battles can send many others into despair. On the other side, the delicate personalities need to remember that God is in control, and that truth will always win the battle. God is in control, no matter how dire the situation.
A good example of how God is in control was that when the Neo-SSPX was ready to sign on the dotted line, the pope asked for two new capitulations, and then he appointed a hardline progressivist (heretic) Bishop Mueller. Bishop Fellay was ready to sign, and God put a roadblock in front of him. God is in control.
For those that despair, I have some advice, and this is what this thread will be about, advice to help people not go into despair, to have hope.
My advice is to think of what is the worst that could happen, and then to remember, that if God allows it, it is for our own good. Once you envision what is the worst that could happen, then there will be no surprises, and one is prepared for it. Watch what unfolds before you, like you watch a movie, for you have the same control over the events as you do of a movie. Take care of what you can control, and your vocation, for most, the salvation of your family.
The worst case scenario is that Bishop Fellay accepts whatever Rome gives him, and your chapel will then be part of conciliar Rome. The way things are today in my SSPX chapel, I doubt I will see any difference, for they had already made changes over the years, without anyone noticing. We will go to mass just like all those "invisible" people who you see go to mass every Sunday (and more), but who never help with anything. As I see it, that is at least 80% of the people who go to the SSPX. Fade into the background like all the others, and fight your battles for your family's salvation. That is the worst case, as far as I see it.
God is in control, and He will refine the gold. Man will never understand the suffering, we do not think as God, who knows the good that will come of it.
There are two philosophies in life, one is the party and then the hangover,
the other is the fasting and then the feast. The second is always better, and is God's way. Trust in God, He knows what is best for us.
St. Ignatius of Loyola said: “work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God.”