“And God heard their groaning; and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and with Jacob; and God saw the Israelites, and God knew.” – Exodus 2:25 CSB
This verse is against the backdrop of Exodus 2 as we see Moses grow from a baby in a reed basket to a shepherd in the wilderness. In the meantime, providentially, he had been raised in the home of Pharaoh and had been so angered by the treatment of the Hebrew slaves, he murdered a man. All the while, God was preparing Moses to be the deliverer for His people.
Yet, the focus in this chapter is not on our human instrument, but on the Divine Conductor. As one contemplates the unusual circumstances which preserve and prepare Moses, he cannot escape the Lord’s ordering of events. As we come to the conclusion of the chapter we see the response of God to the cries His people: God hears. God remembers. God sees. God knows.
Let us all rest assured that no matter the twists and turns of our lives, or the difficulties we face, that God has heard us, remembered us, sees us, and knows our circumstances. This is why He has provided for us an ultimate deliverer in Jesus. We may not understand why we have experienced certain setbacks, but He will “work all things together for the good of those who love him and are called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
“Father, thank you that you hear my prayers, you remember your promises, you see me, and you know my circumstances. Enable me this day to preserve knowing you are the one who will preserve me for Jesus sake, Amen.”
John Blackmon serves as pastor of Meansville Baptist Church.