Word For The Week
"God heard their groaning and remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob"
Most believers will go through periods of time when our prayers seem to go unanswered. Despite our repeated, heartfelt pleas and entreaties, nothing seems to change and the heavens seem silent. It is never an easy or comfortable experience, especially when we are in the midst of pain and suffering. This was the experience of the people of God for many years in the land of Egypt. As they endured hardship, slavery and oppression, it must have seemed that God had forgotten them or no longer listened to their urgent prayers for relief. But the end of Exodus 2 lifts the curtain of history and reveals what was going on behind the scenes. God did indeed hear the groans and cries of his people (2v23). He had not forgotten all that he had solemnly promised to do for them (2v24), and he was well aware of their situation and deeply concerned for them (2v24). When our prayers seem to go unanswered, the only solution is to continue to trust in God's unchanging character and unchanging promises: he hears, he remembers, he cares, and one day (in his good timing) all his promises will find fulfillment.