Think of all the people in the bible who had to be hidden in the midst of difficult situations, circumstances trials and storms. Yes, sometimes God gave His people power over the enemy, but many times before that victory He had to hide them first.
Rahab hid the spies …
Joshua 2:4 (NKJV)
4 Then the woman took the two men and hid them. So she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.
Moses had to be hidden…
Hebrews 11:23 (NKJV)
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.
David hid from Saul…
1 Samuel 20:24 (NKJV)
24 Then David hid in the field. And when the New Moon had come, the king sat down to eat the feast.
Even Jesus had to be hidden in Egypt until it was safe.
Matthew 2:13 (NKJV)
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
He was in the obscurity of Nazareth until His appointed time.
Luke 2:51-52 (NKJV)
51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
He even had to sneak away from the crowd at times because His time had not yet come.
John 8:59 (NKJV)
59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple,[a] going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Is God hiding you right now? Is He hiding you in…
A Trial or Storm…
A ‘Dead-end Job’ that you Hate…
In Someone Else’s Shadow…
Sometimes hiding places are small, smelly, dark, cramped…uncomfortable.
Before you try to force your way out. Before you try to make sure everyone knows your name…knows your opinion…knows what you are capable of, make sure that God isn’t hiding you until your appointed time.
If you weren’t being restricted by your uncomfortable situation right now, would you really be fulfilling God’s real purpose for your life. You may think you’re ready, but are you?
Maybe God is hiding you, until your appointed time.
Psalm 32:7 (NKJV)
7 You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance
Psalm 119:114 (NKJV)
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
Psalm 27:5-6 (NKJV)
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.