“God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”
As I was reading my Bible last night, I was struck by these last three words of Exodus 2, “and God knew.” I have it underlined in my Bible, so it must have affected me similarly the last time I read it. For a little background, this chapter is telling of the oppression of the Israelites under the hands of the Egyptians. They were being greatly mistreated as slaves in the land of Egypt, for the simple reason that the Egyptians were afraid of their masses! The people of Israel had become too strong and too large in number, and the Egyptians were afraid of them. Yet, even this was not out of the sight of the Almighty God—God knew!
I can be comforted by this truth, as I face my days. I can trust and rest in the knowledge that God sees everything I’m facing and He knows; He doesn’t just see, He KNOWS. What a powerful truth! The God who created the entire universe cares deeply for each of us and sees us in our daily tasks, and He knows.
Do you feel His gentle loving care for you in this? It reminds me of times my children are hurt, and I rock them in my arms and whisper, “I know, I know, I know. Mama’s here; I know.”
So often, I question God’s care to me when I am going through a trial. I think, “Maybe God blinked, or at least turned His head for just a moment.” But that is not true! I must remember that, as His daughter, there is not a moment I am out of the sight of God, and I must rest in the truth that He knows.
Yet, to be completely honest with you all, even as I’m writing this entry, I realize my lack of faith, and find myself crying out to God to show mercy to me, and not test me in this area any further. But truly, where better to cast myself than there, on His mercy, for there I will find grace for help in time of need.
Every Friday features a post from one of our pastor’s wives specifically for the women of Crossway Church.