"In the... booklet, Expectations Corner, Adam Slowman was led into the Lord's treasure houses, and among many other wonders there revealed to him was the 'Delayed Blessings Office,' where God kept certain things, prayed for, until the wise time came to send them.
"I takes a long time for some pensioners to learn that delays are not denials. Ah, there are secrets of love and wisdom in the 'Delayed Blessings Department,' which are little dreamt of! Men would pluck their mercies green when the Lord would have them ripe. 'Therefore will the Lord WAIT, that He may be gracious unto you' (Isaiah 30:18). He is watching in the hard places and will not allow one trial too many; He will let the dross be consumed, and then He will come gloriously to your help."
~from p. 199 in the book Streams in the Desert, (c) 1925 by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman