Jehoshabeath hid her infant nephew, Joash for six years. Joash didn’t realize that he was being protected from the enemy. He didn’t understand that he was being nurtured and groomed to take over as King of the country. He just lived as his aunt told him. As a result he flourished under her care. When time came for him to come out of hiding Joash was prepared.
Christ is wanting to nurture you to prepare you for your next phase of life. Don’t scoff at what you see as missed opportunities; it’s a way of God protecting you. Don’t dread the studying of the word; it’s a way for God to grow you.
Instead remember that the God who knows the future has great plans for you. You can trust him.
Scripture taken from:
II Chronicles 22:11-12