"My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." Psalm 84:2
Over the last year my heart and flesh have cried out for the living God. I've pleaded my desire to go back to that unknown country for more than a swift ten days. Selfishly I have demanded an answer from the Lord. With shame I realize that I have been incredibly impatient with my Maker. His timing is perfect, his love unconditional, his patience unending.
Yet he still answers. He whispers to me what he needs me to hear. He calmly reassures me that he is in control, and that I have no need to worry. He gently says to me, "I know your heartache because it was first mine. Let me lead the way."
In less than four months I'll be boarding a plane to Swaziland, that unknown country that holds a special place in my heart.