He Knows

8 10 2012

“During those many days the king of Egypt died, 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. God saw the people of Israel – and God knew.” – Exodus 2:23-25

Sometimes it seems like there is no way out. Stress mounts and presses in on our hearts. Debts pile up. Obstacles block our way. Worry eats at our souls. Deadlines, dilemmas, and disappointments fill our hearts. We try to tell others about the way anxiety is pushing us down, making us feel small and helpless. They listen for a minute, but are drowning in their own seas of stress and pressure. We stand alone and groan under the weight of worry.

That is why these verses in Exodus are so precious. Even as we stand in Israel’s shoes, they point us to the heart of God. God hears. God remembers. God sees. And God knows. Those four God-verbs are the antidote to our anxiety.

God hears. Cry out to the Lord. Ask for His help. Call on His name. He hears you. He is listening with the heart of a Father toward His beloved child.

God remembers. Don’t underestimate God’s faithfulness. He remembers His promises. He won’t neglect His purpose in your life. He remembers how fragile and precious you are and is ready to unleash His power into you.

God sees. This seeing is more than casual observation. God’s seeing always leads to God moving.

God knows. No one else may understand. No one else may care, stop, or notice. But God knows, and it is in being known that we are set free.

My Jesus Resolution today is to know that He knows. I can be certain that He hears my cries, listens to my weariness, and wipes away my tears. I want to remember that I am remembered. I want to open my eyes to the truth that God sees me. Not as a faceless number in a crowd, but as the daughter of His delight. God knows my situation, my struggles, my sin, and my sorrows because God intimately knows me. Today, I am going to find strength in knowing that my God knows.


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10 10 2012
Helene Smith

Thanks Casandra for a great thought. I have been thinking a lot about the compassion of God myself lately!

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