Moses was born during a bad time to be a baby boy. He was an Israelite infant in Egypt during Pharaoh’s mandate to murder all baby boys. In hopes of saving Moses, his mom bundled him in a basket and placed him in the river. In an amazing turn of events, Moses was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter who decided to raise him as her own son. As time went on and Moses got older, he eventually became a young man living as an Egyptian ruler.
One day, Moses saw an Egyptian man ruthlessly beating an Israelite. This made his blood boil, so he killed the Egyptian (bad move, Moses). Pharaoh was furious, so Moses ran away to Midian, where he found his wife, Zipporah. Meanwhile, the Israelites were still enslaved in Egypt and crying to God for help and freedom.
“During those many days the king of Egypt dies, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob — and God knew.”
While the Israelites were crying out for help and freedom, God had a miracle in mind. He would use this moment to fulfill the promises He made long before to Hebrews. God was going to rescue and redeem them. The enslaved and oppressed Israelites didn’t know what was coming, but God knew.
God knows what you’re going through. God knows your pain. God knows from what you need to be rescued. Better yet, God knows how to grant you that freedom. When you are struggling, cry out to God. He already knows how He is going to give you the comfort, peace, strength, healing, and redemption you’re begging for.