Have you been praying about a specific issue, maybe even for years, yet nothing seems to change?
Have you started to wonder if God sees what’s happening in your life?
Have you begun to question whether He even cares?
When we’ve been crying out to God yet our situation remains stubbornly unresolved, it’s tempting to wonder where He is and why He isn’t responding to our pleas.
I imagine that the Israelites must have had similar wonderings when they were enslaved in Egypt. Their bondage must have appeared unending, and they must have felt invisible to God.
But take a look at what God says to Moses in Exodus 3:7-8: “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 from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey” (NIV).
When I read this passage recently, the words “seen,” “heard,” “concerned,” and “come down” stood out to me. God saw and heard the Israelites’ cries. And not only did He see and hear, but what He witnessed made Him feel concerned and compelled Him to take action. In response to their suffering, He came down and rescued them.
Friend, God loves you just as much as He loved the ancient Israelites. Whatever you’re facing in life today, cling to the truth that God hears you, He sees you, and He cares about you. Even when it seems as if nothing is happening, we can trust that God is coming to our rescue and is working on our behalf.