It was a very early morning in August. I had gotten up to see if I could see the meteor shower from Nata's dacha in Mtskheta, but there was too much light from the city in the sky. I wrote in my journal:

We can't see the light from the stars unless the sky is dark. Often, in life, we don't see the Light until we are walking in the dark.

The only sounds I hear are a rooster crowing and the low hum of the refrigerator.

"It is in the quiet that you can hear.  Come away my beloved and listen.  Wait upon the Lord. How impatient you are, My child."
"Forgive me, Lord!" I wrote.
"Deliverance comes through release.  When you hold onto the past, the pain and the fear, you cannot be set free. I give you all you need to be free, to let go, to be released!  Do not look about anxiously as if you will miss it for I the Lord God am He that sets the captives free!  Remember that 'No good thing do I withhold from those that do righteously or walk uprightly.'"
Since I was around 18 years of age, Isaiah 40:31 has been my life verse.  Oh how I love these words:
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as the eagle and they shall run and not be weary and walk and not faint."
We need to remember that: 
  • The children of Israel had to wait generations for their freedom!
  • Then, they had to wait 40 years before they could enter the Promised Land!
  • The whole Old Testament was the story of waiting for the "fullness of time" for our dear Savior's birth.
  • The disciples had to wait 10 days after Jesus' Ascension before the promised Holy Spirit came to them.
Isn't it often through waiting that we acquire His very best gifts such as patience, persistence, the ability to trust, faith, and expectancy?
"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him..."  (Lamentations 3:25)
"For since the world began no one has seen or heard of such a God as ours, who works for those who wait for Him!  (Isaiah 64:4)
"And let us not be weary in well-doing: for we shall reap if we faint not."
(Gal. 6:9)
They that wait upon the Lord.
Sing a song with one accord~
Hosanna to the King of Kings.
No matter what tomorrow brings.
I will trust Him and not be afraid!
They that wait upon the Lord.
Extol the Lord their adored!
He is the Almighty God to save
And His Word He freely gave.
I will trust Him and not be afraid!
They that wait upon the Lord.
Proclaim His truth to the World.
There is no life without Him.
He heals, delivers, and forgives all sin.
I will trust Him and not be afraid!
And from Lamentations 3:22-24 from The Message Bible:
"God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He's all I've got left."
May we quietly wait, abiding in the Vine, and let our Lord bring us into more fruitfulness and more of His glory than we ever dreamed possible!  We can be absolutely certain that He has the perfect plan for each of our lives.  We can trust Him!