"'I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.
So I have come down to rescue them...'"
There were long days of suffering; years of waiting. Those Israelite slaves surely experienced deep discouragement, honest questions about God’s absence, and sincere wrestling to understand God’s working. They must have understood the truth that Isaiah later expressed, direct from God: “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts'” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
We may not understand God’s working, and certainly not His timing! Many of us have known long years of waiting for a sign of hope in a dark situation. But we can rest assured that He does hear, He does care, and – at the right time – He does come. Our task is simply to cry out to Him in prayer, to trust Him to know what is best for our needs, and to rest in His great compassion.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”
"CAST ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU." (1 PETER 5:7)
Bible In A Year
- Nehemiah 5-6
- Psalm 33
- Mark 12