God sees and God knows
Earlier this week, within the course of a few hours, I added five people to my “urgent needs” prayer list. While praying over one situation, I asked, “Lord, do you ever get tired of our stupidity?” We are often stuck in our own grief, self-pity, or outright rebellion. When we realize our situation, we cry out to God. We see this throughout the events of the Bible. God never sighs in exasperation, huffing, “I told you so.”
In Exodus 2:25, we read, “God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.” In the book of Daniel, we learn that God forms an answer before we pray! The New Testament affirms this, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” (2 Peter 1:3). So often we get in the way of God’s work. We decide we know best, that we can make things happen better and faster. Joseph waited twenty-two years to see his family again. When he does, he declares, “You intended to harm me, but God meant it for good, to save many lives!” (Genesis 50:20).
I cannot answer how God will work everything out for good in your present struggles. I do trust Him to keep His Word, as He has always done. Whatever weighs on you, place that burden at the feet of Jesus, hold tight to His hand, and walk forward!