I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them… —Exodus 3:7-8
God's people had been treated cruelly by the Egyptians for years. They could see no escape from their bondage. They cried unto God, but feared that He wasn't listening.
WHEN GOING THROUGH TRIALS, WE OFTEN FEEL ALONE.
WE THINK NOBODY SEES OR UNDERSTANDS.
BUT GOD KNOWS.
The Israelites didn't know that God was already at work, that He had a plan. But He did.
God first told Moses, "I know what is going on." Then He added, "For I know their sorrows." A lot of times all I really need to know is that somebody knows, understands, and cares.
But God takes it one step further. He says, "Moses, I see, I've heard their cries, I know their sorrows, and I have come to deliver them."
I am so glad that the God I serve is a God who can see, a God who can hear, a God who knows, and a God who is able to do exceedingly above all I ask or all I need. He is able to take the impossible situation and turn it around.
You may be in a pretty tough situation. You have been crying unto the Lord, but you wonder if He hears. God is saying to you, "I have seen your affliction. I've heard your cry. I know your sorrow. And I have come this day to deliver."
Father, we thank You that You are a living, powerful God,
able to do exceedingly abundantly above
what we need, ask, or imagine.