The Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.” (Exodus 3:7 NKJV)
The people of Israel were held in bondage for many years down in Egypt, but their sorrows were never out of the sight of their God. And what was true for the people of God more than 3,000 years ago is just as true for the people of God today . . . and Christian, that includes you.
When David was under the fiercest attacks from his enemies, he took comfort in knowing that God not only kept track of his sorrows, but also collected his tears (Psalm 56:8). God is intimately involved in the sorrows of His people, to the extent that not a single tear falls to the ground unnoticed or uncollected. Writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David said that God records each one of our tears in His book. What an amazing picture! We can rest in the confident assurance that God knows all of our sorrows.
Are you facing any sorrows of Egypt in your personal or professional life today? Remember, it was God who set the time for the deliverance of His people in Egypt. His plan for their exodus out of Egypt was delivered in His time and in His way, and it was delivered to meet them in their deepest place of need. God knows your headaches and your heartaches; He has not left you to fend for yourself. Therefore His Word instructs us to “Cast all your anxiety on [God] because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
There are many sorrows in this life. When broken people populate a broken world, sorrows are multiplied. Yet our God knows every sorrow we face, and He is always working His perfect plan to lift us out of it . . . in His perfect time and in His way. We must not question the Author of our Salvation, who is working all things for our good, even when the outward appearance seems to suggest that He is not. God did not forget His people in Egypt centuries ago, and He has not forgotten His people in their own “Egypts” today.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!