“All whom God uses greatly are first hidden in the secret of His presence, away from the pride of man. It is there our vision clears. It is there the silt drops from the current of our life and our faith begins to grasp His arm.
Abraham waited for the birth of Isaac.
Moses didn’t lead the Exodus until he was eighty.
Elijah waited beside the brook.
Noah waited 120 years for rain.
Paul was hidden away for three years in Arabia.
God is working while His people are waiting, waiting, waiting.
That’s what’s happening. For the present time, nothing. For the future, everything!” Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness, by Charles Swindoll
Don’t you love this encouragement from Charles Swindoll? What a beautiful thought that as we wait and wait and wait in the secret place of His presence, our faith begins to grasp the arm of God!
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1